Greek Style Sea Scallops Brochettes

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by alligirl

'If you can't find fresh sea scallops, use peeled large shrimp, leaving the tails on. Rice pilaf or orzo would be a good accompaniment.' Taken from for ZWT. **I soak my bamboo skewers in a pitcher!

Top Review by breezermom

This is such a unique treatment for scallops! I loved it!! So easy to make, and just delicious! Just before grilling, I threw the bay leaf into the oil marinade, just to soften them up. They added a wonderful flavor. I just wish I'd made more! Thanks for sharing.....made for Holiday Tag.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (preferably extra-virgin)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 12 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano (or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano)
  • 12 large sea scallops
  • 1 large lemon, halved lengthwise, each half cut crosswise into 6 slices
  • 8 bay leaves
  • 4 bamboo skewers (8-to 10-inch, soaked in water 30 minutes)


  1. Whisk 2 tablespoons olive oil, pressed garlic cloves and oregano in medium bowl to blend; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add sea scallops and toss to coat with oil mixture.
  3. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat) or preheat broiler.
  4. Alternate 3 scallops, 3 lemon slices and 2 bay leaves on each skewer.
  5. Grill or broil brochettes until scallops are golden brown and just cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.
  6. Transfer to plates and serve.

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