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A white plate has 5 sea scallops arranged on it. The scallops are grilled and garnished with chive butter. There are some squeezed lemon wedges in one corner and a sunflower in another.
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Grilled Scallops with Chive Butter

Grilled scallops drizzled with fresh chive butter make a delicious and simple summer dinner or appetizer. This delicious shellfish takes almost no prep and cooks in mere minutes on the grill! Pair these with a summer salad, or some simple Alfredo pasta for a memorable summer meal right in your yard! (One pound serves 2-3 people as a main dish but you can stretch it to four people if you have plenty of sides or an additional protein. As an appetizer you can serve 6-8 people.)
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Course: Dinner or Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sea scallops, chive butter, grilled scallops, easy seafood grilling recipes
Servings: 3
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Mirlandra


  • 1- pound sea scallops
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chives minced
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  • Mix together ¼ cup melted butter, 1 Tablespoon minced chives, and ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper.
  • Wash and dry scallops.
  • Start with a clean grill.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Drizzle some of the sauce over each side of the scallop.
  • Grill over direct heat, lid open for 2-3 minutes per side. You are looking for an internal temperature of 115 Fahrenheit. The scallops will continue to cook another 10-15 degrees after you take them off the grill.
  • Brush remaining chive butter over the scallops and sprinkle liberally with sea salt.
  • Serve hot as a main dish or appetizer. 


I used colossal size which is about 15 scallops / pound. If you have smaller scallops make sure they are not a size that will fall through your grill grates. Also don’t cook them quite as long.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 728mg | Potassium: 310mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 516IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg