Quick Marinated Grilled Scallops, as seen on Food Network's Symon's Dinners Cooking Out, Season 3.
Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

Quick Marinated Grilled Scallops

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min (includes marinating time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



Special equipment:
butcher's twine
  1. Set up your grill for high heat by building coals evenly on the bottom of the grill.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the lemon zest and juice, garlic, chopped oregano and 1/2 cup olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, then add the scallops, tossing to coat. Allow to marinate for 10 to 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the scallops from the marinade, letting the excess drip off. Reserve the marinade for basting. Place the scallops on the grill and cook until charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip, and using the oregano brush, baste with the leftover marinade. Char on the other side, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the grill and serve.

Cook’s Note

If serving scallops with Potato Zucchini Pancakes, drizzle all with a bit of hot honey for extra deliciousness.