How To Grill Frozen Scallops

How To Grill Frozen Scallops

How To Grill Frozen Scallops? Light the grill or preheat the grill pan on the stovetop! This quick Grilled Scallops dish makes a tasty and healthy meal that takes only 10 minutes from start to finish. Ideal for big events or fast weekday dinners!

Every week, shrimp feature on our dinner menu, but scallops have fast become another go-to seafood favorite. After all, when we find a meal that the kids enjoy, we make it again and again – and this grilled scallops recipe is one of them!

Another incentive to grill your pizza is that it will have the typical wood-fired taste, especially if you use a Traeger wood pellet grill. It’s a genuine taste generally only seen in more expensive pizza joints.

How Do You Grill Scallops Without The Crust Burning

The simplest technique to avoid burning the crust on a scallop is to check it every few minutes to ensure it’s not becoming too brown. Another option is to flash-grill the dough on each side at a high temperature (500 degrees Fahrenheit) until it is entirely cooked. After that, you decrease the grill’s temperature to cook the toppings and melt the cheese. The concept is similar to buying a pre-cooked pizza dough, except it’s fresher and more delicious.

Are You Able To Grill Scallops

Yes, you can grill Scallops. You can grill Scallops on any sort of barbecue, but we think a Traeger makes it simpler and tastes better. Also You may use a Traeger to cook a Scallops as you would in an oven since it can maintain its temperature with minimum monitoring. You can cook handmade pizza, store-bought Scallops, and frozen Scallops on a grill. On a Traeger, you can even reheat Scallops

The best part is that you only need four simple ingredients and around 10 minutes to prepare this fast lunch. You may cook them on an outside barbecue or in the kitchen on a grill pan. In any case, it’s a quick and healthy supper that everyone at the table will like!

Making The Best Frozen Grilled Scallops

The simplest is the best! In this simple dish, we omit the marinade, glaze, and fancy spices and instead let the sweet, buttery texture and flavor of the scallops shine. Dinner is ready in five minutes of preparation and five minutes on the grill!

Grilled Scallops Ingredients

The ingredients required to grill Scallops are:

  • Scallops from the sea
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • seasoned with salt & pepper

The Scallops Should Be Dry

  • Dry the scallops well with a dish towel or paper towels.
  • Sea scallops on a dishtowel with a blue and white striped pattern

Don’t Forget The Seasoning

  • To season the scallops, drizzle or brush them with olive oil, then season on all sides with salt and pepper. You may add garlic powder, onion powder, or other herbs, but we think that keeping it simple is ideal!
  • In a glass dish, stir raw scallops with olive oil.

Now Grill

  • Cook the scallops for about 2-3 minutes on each side on an outdoor grill or on an indoor grill pan over medium-high heat. To prevent the scallops from sticking, brush the grill grates with a high smoke point oil (such as canola or vegetable oil).

Serving Tips For Grilled Scallops

Grilled scallops are light and healthful protein that pairs well with almost any summer side dish. Here are a few ideas for side dishes to go with the scallops:

  • Rice, pesto spaghetti, or Classic Pasta Salad are all options.
  • Grilled potatoes, Crispy Seasoned Red Potatoes with 3 Ingredients, or Southern Potato Salad
  • Dinner rolls, French baguette, or Aunt Bee’s 3-Ingredient Buttermilk Biscuits are all good options.
  • Dress a simple green salad with Buttermilk Dressing or Green Goddess Dressing.
  • Green beans steamed, broccoli roasted, or asparagus roasted
  • Creamed spinach, sautéed spinach, or creamed peas
  • Summer Corn Salad or Corn on the Cob
  • Salad with cucumbers

Advantages To Health To Grill Frozen Scallops

Scallops are a heart-healthy lean protein that is high in magnesium and potassium, all of which are essential for heart and brain function. They also increase blood vessel relaxation, aid in blood pressure regulation, and improve blood circulation. A 3-ounce serving of scallops has just 75 calories, 15 grams of protein, and less than a gram of fat (source). Impressive results from a meal that tastes decadent!

How To Prepare And Store Frozen Scallops

  • Scallops can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days. They have a wonderful ocean fragrance when they are fresh. When scallops begin to deteriorate, they have a “fishy” odor.
  • Cooked scallops can be freezer for up to 2 months if firmly wrapped.
  • To reheat the scallops, take care not to overcook them, otherwise, they will turn rubbery and chewy. Warm the scallops in a pan over very low heat or in the microwave (on half power) until warm.

Variations To Grill Frozen Scallops

  • Make careful to thoroughly dry the scallops with a dish towel or paper towels. This allows them to brown on the outside while remaining wet and soft on the inside.
  • When the scallops are opaque, you know they’re done. This just takes a few minutes on each side, so keep an eye on them and avoid overcooking the scallops (or they will turn out tough and rubbery).
  • Scallops can be used fresh or frozen. I prefer to defrost frozen sea scallops before cooking them.
  • To defrost frozen scallops, place them in the refrigerator overnight. If you’re pressed for time, soak the frozen scallops in a dish of cold water for 15 to 25 minutes. Remove from the cold water and carefully pat dry, absorbing all of the moisture before seasoning and grilling.


To sear the scallops rather than grill them, follow the preparation directions, but instead of grilling them, put them in a very hot pan with 1 tablespoon oil. Make sure the skillet is really hot, and use a high-smoke-point oil (like canola oil or vegetable oil). Cook for approximately 2 minutes on the first side, then flip them over, add a pat of butter to the pan (for flavor), and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Both sides should be golden brown.

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