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Grilled Scallops Recipe with White Wine Butter Sauce

A rich and buttery white wine pan sauce with grilled scallops cooked in a cast iron pan directly on the grill. Rich and tender flavor and ready in less than 10 minutes.
Course Entree
Cuisine American, seafood
Keyword grilled scallops, how to grill scallops, scallops
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 360kcal
Cost $40.00


  • 1 pound U10 Scallops (10/20 will also work)
  • ½ tablespoon seafood seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • ¼ cup Chardonnay (or other crisp white wine)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme


  • Prepare Grill – Start by preparing your grill for direct grilling. Target 500 degrees Fahrenheit in the cooking chamber. As you start the grill, place your 10-inch cast iron pan to let it warm up as the grill temperature rises.
  • Season Scallops -- Season the scallops with seafood seasoning on all sides.
  • Sear Scallops – Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the cast iron pan and wait for it to just start smoking. Place the seasoned scallops in the pan, close the grill, and let them sear for two minutes. Flip the scallops and grill the other side for an additional 2 minutes to get a nice crust on the scallops.
  • Make Pan Sauce – With the scallops still in the pan, add garlic and wine and gently stir for two minutes to gently deglaze the pan. Add butter and thyme and continue grilling over direct heat for additional two minutes.
  • Remove – Remove the pan from the grill with high heat gloves and serve immediately.


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 894mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 574IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg