Grilled Sea Scallops Recipe

Grilled Sea Scallops Recipe

How To Make Grilled Sea Scallops

Enjoy seafood night with these delicious grilled sea scallops that’s served with grilled potatoes, and a vinaigrette made of tomatoes, and black olive!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



For Scallops:

  • 16sea scallops
  • 3tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ½tspfreshly ground pepper
  • 2tbspred wine vinegar
  • 1garlic clove
  • 3large ripe tomatoes
  • ¾cupblack olives,oil-cured
  • 1bunchbasil

For Potatoes:

  • 4large waxy potatoes,preferably yukon gold potatoes
  • 1tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • ½tspsalt



  1. Rinse the scallops and pat dry. Place in a bowl.

  2. Season with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Set aside.

  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the vinegar, the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and garlic. Stir in the tomatoes, olives, and basil.

  4. Season to taste with the remaining ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Set aside.

  5. Preheat the gas grill to medium-high, or prepare a charcoal grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat.


  1. Cut into about ⅓-inch thick slices.

  2. Steam on the stovetop for about 10 minutes until barely tender. Transfer to a bowl, allow to cool slightly and toss with olive oil and salt.

  3. Place the potatoes on a grill and cook 3 to 4 minutes per side until browned. Remove to a serving platter and keep warm in a low oven.

  4. Place the scallops on the grill fitted with an oiled, small-mesh grill rack, and cook for 1 minute per side until the edges are lightly browned.

To Assemble:

  1. Divide the scallops among 4 individual serving plates. Top with equal portions of the tomato-olive vinaigrette.

  2. Serve with potatoes on the side, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 408.40kcal
  • Fat: 17.20g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.45g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.94g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.02g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.29g
  • Fiber: 7.18g
  • Sugar: 4.74g
  • Protein: 18.07g
  • Cholesterol: 24.00mg
  • Sodium: 1135.01mg
  • Calcium: 91.27mg
  • Potassium: 1424.89mg
  • Iron: 3.74mg
  • Vitamin A: 87.57µg
  • Vitamin C: 60.51mg
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