Barbecued Lemon Scallops

Barbecued Lemon Scallops


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Scallops are fantastic on the barbecue and work best with a very simple presentation which allows their natural flavours to really shine.


Serves: 6 

  • 185g butter
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 750g scallops
  • handful chopped fresh parsley

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Preheat barbecue for medium heat.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook until soft and transparent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and salt.
  3. Place scallops in a large bowl and toss with the butter mixture. Let stand for about 2 minutes.
  4. Thread scallops onto well soaked wooden or metal skewers. Cook on barbecue for about 3 minutes per side.
  5. Return butter mixture to saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and keep warm while scallops cook.
  6. Toss the warm butter with cooked scallops, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

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Reviews (5)


This recipe was simply amazing and everyone loved it. It's simple enough to prepare, and tastes like you put a lot into it.I served with a loaf of french bread to soak up the leftover marinade. Instead of skewering the scallops and risking losing the smaller pieces, we put them in a double-sided grate with a handle on it. It makes it easier to turn them, and uses much less time than skewering. - 29 Sep 2008


My husband and I didn't care for this recipe at all. The marinade left a distinct aftertaste. Possibly too much lemon juice or onions. Not quite sure what could improve this. We will not try this again. - 29 Sep 2008


These were pretty good. I probably wouldn't make them again because they taste much like pan fried scallops in butter, therefore there was too much work to get that simple taste. - 29 Sep 2008

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