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Grilled scallops in the shell

Australian Gourmet Traveller fast recipe for grilled scallops in the shell.

By Rodney Dunn
  • Serves 6
  • 5 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
Grilled scallops in the shell
Grilled scallops in the shell

Spring marks the beginning of the garlic harvest. Look out for green garlic, the immature plant that has a milder garlic hit. If unavailable, substitute regular garlic or spring onion, depending on the strength of flavour you're after.


  • 250 gm unsalted butter, coarsely chopped
  • 4 green garlic stalks, finely chopped
  • 18 scallops in the shell
  • ¼ cup finely chopped coriander
  • To serve: lemon wedges


  • 1
    Heat a char-grill pan or barbecue to high heat. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, add garlic, sauté until fragrant (5 minutes).
  • 2
    Spoon butter sauce over scallops, season to taste, scatter with coriander and grill, scallop-side up, until plump and just cooked through (5 minutes). Squeeze lemon over and serve hot.


Drink Suggestion: Crisp pinot grigio. Drink suggestion by Max Allen

  • Author: Rodney Dunn