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Broiled Scallops Recipe

Learn how easy it is to make this Broiled Scallops Recipe that is mixed with a lemon butter sauce and topped with delicious buttery bread crumbs. A fancy easy seafood dinner made in 20 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 193kcal
Author Katie


  • 1 Oven


  • 2 tablespoons Italian Style Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1-½ pounds Bay Scallops
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Parsley minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan Cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • In a small bowl, mix the bread crumbs with the Old Bay Seasoning.
  • Lightly season the scallops with salt and pepper. Coat the scallops in the bread crumb seasoning mixture.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil on medium heat. Add half of the scallops and cook over medium heat until browned, about 3 -5 minutes. Transfer the scallops to individual oven-safe ramekins (or one large oven-safe dish). Wipe the skillet clean. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and cook the remaining scallops. Transfer the cooked scallops to the ramekins. 
  • Add the lemon juice and water to the skillet, bring to a boil and cook over moderate heat, scraping up the browned bits on the bottom of the skillet. Remove from the heat and swirl in the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time and add the parsley.
  • Pour the butter sauce over each ramekin. Sprinkle a dash of freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top of the scallops. Place in the oven for 5-10 minutes until cheese has melted. 


  • Baking Dish - You can make individual portions or cook in one large baking dish. Either way works for this recipe.
  • Dairy Free - Make this recipe dairy free by using a plant based butter and omit the cheese.


Serving: 0.375cup | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 706mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg