Easy Baked Scallops

As a scallop lover, I really enjoy this easy and minimalistic way of baking scallops – just olive oil, butter, garlic, salt and pepper. This was inspired by tigerfish’s oven-baked Spanish-style shrimps which was a love-at-first-sight dish to me.

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But I have been such a complete sloth in cooking recently that I did not even want to prepare prawns, so I adapted the recipe with scallops instead. The result was amazing. 

Easy Baked Scallops Recipe
Scallop dish before baking

Easy Baked Scallops + Spaghetti = Meal ♥
Baked Scallops + Spaghetti = Meal ♥

The juices from cooking the scallops is good stuff and it be a sin to not make good of it. So I usually make a small portion of pasta, toss it with the baked scallops and parsley … voila! – an amazingly easy and delicious one-dish meal is born.

Easy Baked Scallops

You can use any amount of scallops (adjust the seasonings to taste accordingly), as long as they occupy one layer in the dish.


  • 8 large scallops rinsed and patted dry on paper kitchen towels
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp cubed butter
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and either bruised or sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • red chilli flakes to taste; optional
  • salt & freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  1. Arrange scallops one layer in an oven-safe dish. Sprinkle garlic powder, salt and pepper over the scallops.
  2. Scatter garlic & butter; and drizzle olive oil over the scallops.
  3. Bake at preheated oven of 200°C (392°F) for 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your scallops.