Local Bay Scallop Recipe

Local Bay Scallop Recipe

Seasonal, small and sweet. These Cape Cod gems are only available for a small window of time each year. Trust us, they’re worth the wait.

This simple Bay Scallop recipe – flash broiled with crispy breadcrumbs – lets their sweet, succulent flavor shine through.  You can get Local Bay Scallops at Mac’s Market & Kitchen Eastham or buy them online Just add butter, breadcrumbs and broil. Easy and delicious!

Buttery Bay Scallops – Broiled with Crispy Breadcrumbs
Serves 2 – 4

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  • 1 lb. Bay Scallops
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons butter
  • Seasoned panko breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Capers and a wedge of lemon (optional)

Local Ingredient Source:
Local Bay Scallops – available at your local Mac’s Seafood Market


  • Place Bay Scallops on a small cast iron skillet and pat them dry.
  • Season with salt and pepper and place 3 or 4 thinly sliced pats of butter on top of scallops.
  • Add seasoned panko breadcrumbs if desired.
  • Broil just until tops of scallops turn a light golden brown. The scallops don’t need to be cooked all the way through.
  • Garnish with capers and a wedge of lemon.

If you like the scalloped cooked more, place skillet on stove top and cook on medium high heat for 3 minutes. If using a broil pan, bake scallops before broiling for 3 – 5 minutes at 375.

Recipe Courtesy of Mac’s Seafood. All rights reserved.