Grilled Scallops

Grilled Scallops

10 mins
2 hrs
7 mins

Marinate these Grilled Scallops in a garlic turmeric marinade for bold flavor and enticing color. Turmeric give the scallops a mildly aromatic flavor with hints of orange and ginger and pairs well with garlic, coriander and cumin. Serve them as the surf in your next surf and turf meal, or as the main course over steamed rice and grilled vegetables.


For the Scallops

  • 1 pound jumbo scallops
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

Ingredient Tips

When grilling scallops, the bigger the better. Larger scallops are easier to thread onto skewers and give you lots of surface area to sizzle on those hot grates.


Step 1 Of 5
In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, turmeric, coriander and cumin. Pour into a zip-top bag with scallops and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Hot Tip
Marinate overnight to give the scallops more time to soak up all those delicious flavors.
Preheat grill to 500°F.
Remove scallops from marinade and thread onto skewers .
Hot Tip
Scallops cook fast. You’ll want your grill as hot as possible to get good caramelization on the outside without overcooking the inside.
Place scallops on grill for 5 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Serve as a main dish with grilled vegetables and steamed rice.
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