Buttery, delicious, incredibly versatile, and surprisingly easy to cook, scallops are a true seafood treasure. Here, the best ways to prepare this delicious shellfish for any meal and to suit any taste.
Photographer Becky Luigart-Stayner
The best thing about scallops? It’s difficult to pick just one, but their versatility is definitely high on the list. You can sauté, bake, or grill scallops; you can serve them in a salad, in a soup, as a side, as the main course, or on their own. Their subtle flavors make them palatable even to those who prefer turf over surf and, all-in-all, scallops are pretty close to perfect. Here, we have 28 different ways to enjoy them.
For this recipe, coat tender scallops in a crispy mixture of panko and chopped hazelnuts for a flavor combination that will turn any weeknight dinner into a memorable affair.
- Recipe: Hazelnut-crusted Scallops