Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

If you like spicy foods, then this Cajun scallop dish is for you. Cajun seasoning and hot sauce give the dish its heat, while sauteed red onion adds bite. GOOD TO KNOW: Scallops are a great source of vitamin B12, which helps keep your heart healthy. They also provide omega-3 fatty acid.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add onion, Cajun seasoning, and pepper; saute 3 minutes. Add butter and garlic; saute 30 seconds. Add scallops; cook 1 minute or until browned. Sprinkle with hot sauce; turn. Cook 3 minutes or until done.
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Made for the Goddesses of ZWT-9 & Family Picks - I wanted to make these tasty scallops during the Cajun part of the Tour, but I also wanted to put a bit of my own spin on the prep & presentation, so I decided to wait for Family Picks. Like another reviewer, I used white onion that I lightly caramelized & then removed from the pan to cook the scallops. This method produced a lovely caramel color w/o overcooking the scallops. I served them to dinner guests as part of a multi-recipe starter tasting-plate, so I dressed up the presentation w/tasting spoons, bits of crisped bacon & lemon zest. The bits of bacon idea came from a restaurant experience & adds a salty crunch we liked a lot. My guests were very impressed & I was a proud hostess. Thx for sharing your recipe w/us.

twissis September 01, 2013

We eat a lot of seafood, so I'm always happy to try new and different ways to prepare it. This was super-tasty, with a nice kick to it. I reduced the amount of onion, because DH shies away from dishes that have too much onion, but I probably would've used the full amount if I was making this for just me -- the spice and onion together were great! I used Kickin' Cajun Seasoning Mix for the Cajun spice. Now if only I could figure out how to properly brown my scallops, all would be right with the world... Thanks for posting! Made for The Hot Pink Panthers for ZWT9

Muffin Goddess July 27, 2013

Very good scallops -- my scallops were huge, but this was a very easy and quick way to fix them. I used a white onion instead of a red onion but otherwise made as directed. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ July 15, 2013