Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

My daughter loves scallops and I can't wait to make this elegant dish for her. It comes from Bon Appetit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a non stick skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until tender, but not brown. Let cool.
  3. In a food processor, coarsely chop scallops -- do not over process.
  4. Place chopped scallops in a large bowl and add onion, chives, parsley, flour, ginger, lime juice, egg, salt, lime peel and pepper.
  5. Form into 8 1/2 inch thick patties, about 3 inches in diameter.
  6. Place patties on plate or baking sheet and chill for 1-6 hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  8. heat oil in large non stick skillet over medium heat and cook scallop cakes until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
  9. Transfer cakes to the baking sheet and bake until completely cooked -- about 7 minutes.
  10. Serve with Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise, which I've also posted, or whatever condiment you might enjoy.
Most Helpful

I found these to be very messy; they really didn't set up even with chilling I had to triple the flour in the recipe in order to make them into cakes. Also the flavor was very bland and needs something to give it zing.

BettyBaker1 December 15, 2008

The flavor of these is a definite five star, but although I left them chill for over five hours, I still had a problem with them holding together, and I think the recipe would benefit with a better binder than flour (breadcrumb or panko). I did cut the salt to 1/4 tsp for dietary reasons. This is definitely a recipe that I would make again, using a better binder, as the flavor was just wonderful. Thank you Geema for sharing the recipe.

BonnieZ October 04, 2007

This was such a nice change from the crab cakes that I'm always making for my husband and myself. I prepared this pretty much as written, though I used cilantro in place of the parsley. We had these with Key lime ginger mustard (store bought) mixed with a little mayo and it was delicious! Thanks Geema, this one's a keeper :)

Hey Jude March 05, 2006