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.)
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.