Easy Baked Scallops

Easy Baked Scallops Recipe

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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 + 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 Recipe

Before cooking

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.