Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is based on a recipe from Paula Boyer Rougny's, Happiness Is A Kitchen in Maine. She says you may optionally "Skip the flour step and sauté scallops in sizzling olive oil. Drain on paper towels, serve with tartar sauce."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Use whole small (bay) scallops or sliced large (sea) scallops.
  2. Rinse and pat scallops dry.
  3. Roll in flour mixed with the Old Bay seasoning. Shake off excess.
  4. Sauté in a butter-oil mix.
  5. Bay scallops will be done in two minutes, sea scallops (if left whole) take longer.
  6. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.


Most Helpful

I had sea scallops so I halved them as suggested. So they cooked in no time. Instead of garnishing with parsley, I used cilantro as I find that has a slight lemony taste. Squeezed lemon juice over them and enjoyed! Thanks for sharing!

breezermom January 08, 2012

I had company and we all loved them! I did add some lemon right before eating, and they were awesome! Love the addition of the Old Bay Seasoning.

***KissTheCook*** January 10, 2009

I love scallops and I love Old Bay, so this recipe was perfect for me. I used bay scallops and they were done in a flash.

Ginny Sue December 29, 2008

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