What to Serve with Scallops

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Wondering what to serve with scallops? the possibilities are truly endless! From healthy and delicious salads, pasta dishes, and tender steak for surf and turf there is something for everyone that can elevate the taste of your scallop dish. The seafood possibilities are endless!


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If you ever wondered what to serve with scallops, then this guide is for you. Scallops are a classic dish that is often served in fine dining restaurants. This delicate seafood has a sweet and salty taste that can be enjoyed with a variety of sides. From salads to potatoes, there’s no shortage of dishes to choose from when it comes to deciding what to serve with scallops.


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Expert Tips for Making What to Serve with Scallops

  • Can freeze scallops?: You can freeze scallops for upn to two months. Fresh scallops need to be consumed within 48 hours of buying them, freezing them is actually the best way of preserving them. Be sure to place your scallops in the freezer as soon as you get home, and they will be well preserved for up to two months. 
  • Can you eat raw scallops?: Yes you can eat scallops raw! In fact, raw scallops are not just edible; they’re incredible. The scallop’s natural sweetness is never on display so clearly as before it’s cooked. Dry Boat scallops are best. Only use a trusted fish monger.
  • Use a heavy bottom Pan: Use a cast iron pan to cook your scallops. Cast iron pans are workhorses in the kitchen, very affordable, and get better with age. Once you start cooking with cast iron you will never look back! 

Salad Recipes for Seafood

Tender and healthy salads are a wonderful meal. These recipes are a perfect light meal for when you want something delicious but also healthier but never have to be boring.

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Summer Squash Salad
Raw, ribboned yellow and green squash tossed with an herbed lemon vinaigrette, pine nuts and feta cheese. Buy the freshest, smallest squash you can find (local/organic will have the best flavor). Salting the squash helps draw out excess moisture, so allow 20 minutes for that step (unless you’re really pinched for time, in which case, skip it).
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Pasta Recipes for Scallops

Whether it is sea or bay scallops you can not go wrong with adding some pasta to the dish to have an elegant and scrumptious meal. Here are some of our favorite pasta recipes for what to serve with scallops.

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This Lemon Chicken Piccata is a simple, yet impressive dish! Delicious chicken in a tasty lemon, butter and capers sauce. Made entirely in one pan, it’s perfect with pasta for a quick and delicious dinner.
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The perfect homemade fettuccine alfredo using heavy cream, butter, parmesan cheese, and a touch of garlic. 
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This Lemony Ricotta Pasta is so flavorful, with the bright lemon flavor, creamy ricotta, and nutty parmesan cheese, what isn’t to love?
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Steak Recipes for What to Serve with Scallops

What to serve with scallops? Surf and Turf is always a keeper! If you’re looking for the perfect recipes to pair with your scallops, then look no further – you’ve come to the right place! Delight your taste buds with a combination of succulent, juicy scallops and tender, flavorful steak.

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Vegetable Recipes for What to Serve with Scallops

Scallops are a delicious seafood option that can easily become the centerpiece of any meal. But what should you serve with them? Vegetable recipes are an excellent way to complete your plate and ensure a healthy, balanced meal. Here are some delicious vegetable recipes for what to serve with scallops.

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This easy roasted butternut squash recipe can be made with either diced or halved butternut squash. 
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Potato Recipes for What to Serve with Scallops

Wondering what to serve with scallops? Try these delicious potato recipes! Whether you’re a fan of classic mashed potatoes or something a little more creative, these recipes will be sure to please any crowd.

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This Roasted Smashed Potatoes recipe is the perfect side dish.  They are crispy on the outside and creamy in the middle and sure to be a hit every time.
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Scalloped Potatoes with Gruyere cheese is a warm, beautifully flavored dish that is perfect compliment to any meal. Elegant enough for company and hardy enough for the family.
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Maple Sweet Potatoes
Maple Sweet Potatoes are the best roasted sweet potato recipe ever. With 35 minutes of bake time, and 5 minutes of prep, these are perfect for the holidays like, Thanksgiving and Christmas, or anytime you want a sweet potato recipe that’ll melt in your mouth!
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