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Broiled Scallops with a Parmesan Crust

It's easy to make Perfect Broiled Scallops in a Parmesan Crust. In minutes, you will have a memorable dinner or appetizer.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 224kcal


  • 2 Pounds Sea Scallops
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspon parsley finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Pat sea scallops dry with a paper towel and place in a plastic bag that seals or a bowl.
  • Melt butter in the microwave oven or on the stove-top.
  • Add olive oil to the bowl with the melted butter and stir to combine.
  • Pour butter mixture over scallops. If using a bag, seal bag tightly and turn to coat scallops with butter. Set scallops aside.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to an empty plastic bag or clean bowl and stir to combine.
  • Lift scallops coated with butter into the breading bag or bowl.
  • If using a bag, seal bag tightly and turn until scallops are coated with breading. If using a bowl, roll scallops in breading until coated with breading.
  • Place scallops on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray and broil scallops for 10 minutes with the rack near the top of the oven. 


To make ahead and freeze, prepare scallops through breading step. Freeze in a single layer in a tin, cover and wrap with plastic wrap. Defrost overnight and then cook according to instructions.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 333mg | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.1mg