Bay scallops, known for their delicate texture and sweet flavor, are true culinary gems of the sea. Whether you prefer these little goodies pan-seared to perfection or tossed in a vibrant citrus marinade, these delectable morsels offer endless possibilities to elevate your dining experience.

We’ve handpicked 25 best bay scallop recipes that are perfect for every occasion.

1.   Bay Scallops with Shallots & Lemon

Bay Scallops with Shallots & Lemon bring the ocean taste to your table in a simple yet sophisticated way. The Bay scallops are enhanced by the sweetness of shallots and are elevated with a splash of dry white wine and a burst of tangy lemon. Sauté the scallops in olive oil, and butter, alongside the shallots until golden brown. Finish off with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a garnish of parsley.

2.   Baked Scallops Gratin

Get ready to savor the flavors of the sea with this baked scallops gratin recipe. Tender bay scallops are seasoned with garlic, parsley, and lemon juice, then baked until golden brown adding a delightful crunch to every bite. This dish is a true gem! Serve with baguette slices and enjoy with friends and family.

3.   Bay Scallops and Linguine

Bay Scallops with Linguine brings together tender bay scallops with linguine infused with garlic, Italian seasoning, and zesty lemon notes. With a sprinkle of fresh parsley and a generous topping of Parmesan cheese, this recipe will be your new pasta obsession! It’s a dish that effortlessly marries seafood elegance with pasta comfort.

4.   Bay Scallops Casserole

This Bay Scallops Casserole combines seasoned scallops infused with garlic butter and topped with crispy lemony panko topping before baking. Pop it in the oven, and let the magic happen. This hearty casserole recipe gives you an extraordinary dining experience, even on busy weeknights. Garnish this delectable casserole with freshly chopped parsley and lemon wedges.

5.   Simple Shrimp and Bay Scallops Recipe

Discover the irresistible flavors of this Simple Shrimp and Bay Scallops Recipe that combines juicy shrimp, tender bay scallops, and creamy cannellini beans. The scallops and shrimp are seared to perfection, while the cannellini beans are simmered in a savory mixture of chicken stock, shallots, and warm spices. Top it off with fresh basil leaves and drizzle lemon zest for freshness.

6.   Oven Baked Scallops

Treat your taste buds with finger licking oven baked scallops. Generously coated with a blend of breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, paprika, and salt before baking in the oven. What sets these Baked Bay Scallops apart is the simple preparation. You can enjoy a culinary masterpiece without spending hours in the kitchen. Pair with your favorite pasta and grilled veggies to create a wholesome and satisfying meal.

7.   Creamy Orzo with Bay Scallops, Asparagus & Parmesan

This orzo pasta is packed with carbs, proteins and fiber that will keep you fuller for longer and keep you energized throughout the day. Sauté the bay scallops, onions, and asparagus and let the orzo simmer in a luscious blend of butter, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese. Finish the dish with a garnish of fresh parsley to add a herby twist and a pop of color to your plate.

8.   Bay Scallops With Garlic

Plump, tender scallops coated in flour, sautéed with minced garlic, and garnished with parsley and lemon wedges is a dish that is easy to make yet tastes delicious. Feel free to transform these garlicky scallop goodies into a wholesome meal by serving them alongside fluffy rice or a plate of al dente pasta.

9.   Creamy Crab and Scallop Chowder

Prepare to be swept away by the amazing flavors and textures of this Creamy Crab and Scallop Chowder! You’ll enjoy a delightful soup base made from potatoes, onions, stock, white wine, cornstarch, and whipping cream. Toss in tender scallops, succulent crabmeat, and crispy fried bacon for a dish packed with flavor. Perfect for a cozy winter night.

10.Bay Scallop Chowder

Bay Scallop Chowder is a nutrient-packed and delicious soup that guarantees a wholesome and satisfying experience! The addition of garlic, carrots, celery, onions, and corn, create a flavor explosion. This chowder promises to warm your soul, infused with the delicate aroma of thyme and enhanced with the richness of clam juice and seafood stock.

11.Bay Scallops Meuniere

Discover the magic of Bay Scallops Meunière, a delightful French dish that features tender bay scallops coated in flour, cooked until golden, and then topped with a buttery lemon and parsley sauce. Pair it with white rice or a crusty baguette for a truly memorable dining experience. The simplicity of the ingredients and ease of preparation make it an ideal weekly repertoire for seasoned cooks and beginners alike.

12.Lemon Butter Sauteed Scallops

These Lemon Butter Sauteed Scallops are easy to make and packed with tantalizing flavors. These succulent bay scallops are sautéed to perfection in garlic and infused with zesty lemon notes. This tasty recipe enhances the natural sweetness of shellfish without overpowering it. Garnished with fresh parsley, this seafood sensation is a visual treat that will impress your guests and family.

13.Air Fryer Bay Scallops, Asparagus, and Mushrooms

This Air Fryer Bay Scallops, Asparagus, and Mushrooms is the recipe for those days when you have no time to cook but still looking for a healthy and satisfying dinner. Succulent bay scallops, tender asparagus, and savory mushrooms seasoned with a savory seasoning blend and cooked to perfection in the air fryer. Pair these delectable bay scallops with fluffy rice for a wholesome and satisfying meal.

14.Creamy Lemon-Dill Pasta with Bay Scallops

Creamy Lemon-Dill Pasta with Bay Scallops is another pasta dish that combines linguine pasta with tender bay scallops in a creamy and tangy lemon-dill sauce. This recipe brings together the zesty flavors of lemon, the aromatic notes of dill, and the succulent seafood. With a creamy texture and tangy twist, this dish is perfect for a weeknight meal or a romantic date night.

15.Bay-Scallop Po’ Boy with Spicy Mayo

Bay-Scallop Po’ Boy with Spicy Mayo is a mouthwatering treat for burger fanatics. It combines succulent bay scallops, savory spices, and creamy homemade spicy mayo, all layered in a soft hot dog bun. Whether you’re looking for a satisfying lunch or a late-night snack, this Po’boy with Bay Scallops is your best bet.

16.Baked Bay Scallops in Garlic Cream Sauce

Experience the ultimate seafood delight with this Baked Bay Scallops in Garlic Cream Sauce recipe. This gourmet dish is a must-try for seafood enthusiasts and those looking for a restaurant quality meal recipe to make at home. Make it a complete meal by serving this comfort food with pasta or crusty bread to soak the creamy goodness.

17.Bay Scallop Risotto

Upgrade your weekly repertoire with the rich and creamy flavors of Bay Scallop Risotto. It features perfectly cooked arborio rice infused with white wine and chicken stock and combined with bacon and sea scallops for a satisfying meal. Finished with a generous topping of Parmesan cheese and black pepper, this risotto recipe is a delightful treat for seafood lovers and food enthusiasts.

18.Linguine with Bay Scallops and Spinach

Experience the delightful combination of al dente linguine, aromatic garlic, vibrant spinach, and juicy tomatoes with every bite of this scrumptious bay scallops recipe. Every bite is infused with complex white wine flavors and parsley freshness, creating a flavor explosion that will leave you craving more. Loaded with essential nutrients and wholesome goodness, this linguine recipe is a guilt-free indulgence that will nourish your body and soul.

19.Bay Scallops With Pasta And Lemon Garlic Sauce

Bay Scallops with Pasta and Lemon Garlic Sauce is a delectable recipe that showcases tender scallops pan-seared to perfection, served over linguine pasta coated in a tangy and aromatic lemon garlic sauce. This dish is a seafood lover’s dream come true.  This dish takes only 30 minutes from start to finish. A perfect meal for your weeknight dinner!

20.Fried Bay Scallop Recipe

No list of easy bay scallop recipes would be complete without these fried bay scallops. Pat dry scallops with paper towels, coat them in flour, fry until golden brown, and season with sea salt before serving. Enjoy them as a side, or create a complete meal by pairing them with your favorite carbs and veggies.

21.Bay Scallop Stir-Fry

This Bay Scallop Stir-Fry combines succulent scallops, carrots, bell peppers, and ginger. An out-of-the-world blend of sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, and cornstarch create a savory sauce that makes this stir fry totally irresistible. Serve this Bay Scallop Stir-Fry over fluffy rice for a complete and satisfying meal.

22.Bay Scallops and Shrimp Scampi

This is a delectable seafood dish featuring tender scallops and succulent shrimp cooked in a zesty scampi sauce. This recipe is exploding with flavors and the addition of Hungarian or regular paprika, garlic, green onion, lemon juice, and white wine takes it to another level. Serve it over rice or pasta, or enjoy it in a bowl with a salad on the side for a perfectly balanced meal.

23.Crepes St. Jacques

Crepes St. Jacques is a French-inspired delicacy that combines tender crepes filled with a savory seafood mixture, bathed in a luscious white wine sauce, and topped with melted gruyere cheese. This recipe is a crowd pleaser, perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch or an elevated teatime snack, whether served as an appetizer or main course.

24.Crispy Bay Scallops

Savor the irresistible combination of tender bay scallops with a crispy, flavorful coating with this Crispy Bay Scallops recipe. Prepared with a garlic-infused olive oil mixture and a crushed Ritz cracker coating, these scallops are baked to perfection, resulting in a golden and crunchy exterior. To balance the richness, consider pairing them with a light Caesar salad or a fresh cucumber and tomato salad.

25.Pan-Roasted Bay Scallops

Pan-Roasted Bay Scallops with Breadcrumbs and Lemon is an exquisite seafood dish that combines tender bay scallops with golden breadcrumbs and a refreshing hint of lemon. The Pan-roasted scallops create a deliciously crispy exterior while maintaining a succulent texture. The addition of shallots, white wine, and Meyer lemon adds depth and brightness to the dish. This recipe is a true culinary delight topped with toasted breadcrumbs for a delightful crunch.

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