Crispy Butter, Lemon and Parmesan Baked Scallops

This recipe for Crispy Butter, Lemon, and Parmesan Baked Scallops will leave your taste buds begging for more. The combination of butter, lemon, and Parmesan creates a savory and tangy flavor that perfectly complements the texture of the scallops. This dish is easy to prepare and perfect for a special dinner or a quick weeknight meal.
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Indulge in these scrumptious scallops that are tender, buttery, and bursting with flavor. Although they resemble something you would order at an upscale restaurant, they require only simple ingredients and can be ready in 30 minutes or less.

Baked Scallops

Crispy Butter, Lemon and Parmesan Baked Scallops

Indulge Your Taste Buds with Crispy Butter, Lemon, and Parmesan Baked Scallops
This delectable recipe is sure to please with its savory and tangy blend of butter, lemon, and Parmesan. The scallops' texture is a perfect match for these flavors. Not only is it easy to prepare, but this dish is also ideal for a fancy dinner or a fast weekday meal.

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 25 mins Total Time 35 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 4 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish with one teaspoon of olive oil.

  2. Rinse scallops and pat dry with a paper towel. Arrange them in a single layer in the baking dish.

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  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, paprika, and garlic powder. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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  4. Add a dollop of the lemon parmesan mixture on top of each scallop. Cover with aluminum foil and place in the oven to bake until the scallops are cooked through and opaque, 15-20 minutes depending on size.

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  5. Remove scallops from oven, remove the aluminum foil, and switch the oven to broil. Broil the scallops until the tops turn golden-brown and crispy, 2-3 minutes. Do not walk away from oven. Scallops can burn easily so watch them carefully.

  6. Remove the scallops from the oven and sprinkle with fresh parsley.

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  7. Serve immediately, adding fresh lemon wedges for extra flavor if desired. Enjoy!


Tips: There can be a small fibrous muscle located on the side of your scallops that should be removed prior to baking. Just pinch the muscle with your thumb and index finger and pull away to remove. Scallops should all be about the same size to cook evenly.  Be sure to adjust the baking time if you use smaller scallops to prevent overcooking. Fish and shellfish such as scallops are considered cooked through and safe to eat when the internal temperature reaches 145°F using an instant read thermometer according to the USDA’s.

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