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Seared Lemon Garlic Scallops

Seared Lemon Garlic Scallops

By Traeger Kitchen

Dive into wood-fired flavor with seared lemon garlic scallops. This quick and easy-to-make recipe features a lemon-garlic butter compound that goes on top of these smokin’ scallops.

Prep Time

5 Min

Cook Time

5 Min




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
12 U20 scallops
To Taste kosher salt
To Taste Black pepper
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon Olive oil
chopped parsley, for garnish
lemon zest, for garnish
Garlic Butter
4 Tablespoon butter, melted
1 Clove garlic, minced
1 lemon, juiced


  • 1

    If you have the Traeger ModiFIRE® Sear Grate, place it on the left side of the grill flat side up. If not place a cast iron griddle or skillet there. Preheat the Traeger with the lid closed 450°F; this will take about 15 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 2

    Remove the tough muscle on the side of the scallops if still on. Pat scallops dry with paper towel if wet. Toss the scallops with the olive oil and season them liberally with salt and a bit of black pepper.

  • 3

    When the grill is hot, place the scallops on the sear grate or cast iron pan. Close the lid and cook until well browned on one side, about 2 minutes. Transfer the scallops to a plate and reserve.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C


  • 4

    Place an oven-safe skillet on the regular grates of the Traeger; (if you seared the scallops in one, you can use the same pan). Add the butter. When melted, add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant about 1 minute. Add the lemon juice, then add the scallops, cooked side up. Continue cooking, spooning the sauce over the scallops, until just cooked through, about 1 minute.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C


  • 5

    Remove from the grill and finish with parsley and lemon zest. Enjoy!

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