how to cook scallops

If you want to know how to cook scallops and impress your family and friends then this dish of sauteed scallops is just for you!

It is very easy and yet many people are shy to try and cook them at home thinking that they are a dish that they would choose only when in a restaurant.

Such an easy and quick recipe, simple but delicious - you can't go wrong!

This is not so as you will soon find out - you can have the most delicious sautéed scallops on your plate in a very short time once you know how to prepare and cook them - it's so easy and yet they will have a big impact on all your family and friends.

Scallops are delicious and simple cooking is the best way to cook them. They can be used with various sauces, but here I will describe an easy way for you to enjoy them.

They are part of the oyster family a little bit like clams. They are called scallops because of their beautiful scalloped shells.

They also have two kinds of meat - the meaty part called scallop and the red and white soft part called roe. The roe is usually discarded and only the scallop part used – to be truthful, I used to gently cook to roe and give them to our dog; she loved them. Sadly, she's no longer with us...but that's nothing to do with the scallops!

They are a highly regarded cuisine in most countries.

Once you have tried these little gems you will want to keep this as one of your favorite shell fish recipes.


For 4 people

• 2 lbs shelled scallops

• 4 tablespoons butter

• 4 tablespoons dry white vermouth

• 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

• Salt and pepper to taste


• Rinse the scallops under cold running water to remove the sand and grit.

• Dry with kitchen paper.

• Season with salt and pepper.

• Heat half the butter in a large frying pan.

• Add the scallops and saute for about 5 minutes, until brown on all sides.

• Remove to a warm serving plate.

• Add the vermouth to the hot pan, add the rest of the butter and parsley.

• Pour this over your scallops and serve.

Now you know how to cook scallops you have a truly wonderful shell fish recipe for your appetisers or starters – and one that everyone will love!

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