Scallops are buttery and tender and come with a restaurant price tag to match…so you’re canceling your reservation and whipping them at home. (Go, you!) Wondering which side dishes will pair best? We’ve got a few ideas—30 of them, to be exact. Since scallops are briny and sweet with a relatively subtle (read: not too fishy) flavor profile, they’ll complement everything from crunchy sweet corn to zippy citrus salads and silky roasted winter squash. Here’s what to serve with scallops for a delicious and deceptively easy dinner.
Wondering What to Serve with Scallops? We Have 30 Tasty Ideas
The secret to crisp-tender green beans is a step called blanching, which is basically just boiling for a very short amount of time. No soggy vegetables here, please and thanks.
The scallops require just two minutes of cooking per side, and the zingy corn succotash tastes like summer in every bite.
For a spicy complement to your rich seafood main, try this Thai-inspired number. It’s simple, but doesn’t taste like it.
We’re suckers for the contrast in texture, but if we’re being honest, this one had us at carrot-miso dressing.
There’s no heat (or effort) needed for this baby. The secret? Your trusty blender.
We love the combination of bitter greens and sweet scallops. Plus, you can make this the day before, refrigerate it and then bring it to room temperature before serving.
Whoever decided you shouldn’t serve cheese with seafood has obviously never tasted burrata.
Fact: Caprese tastes even better with croutons. And scallops.
If a little lemon-pesto dressing sneaks its way onto your scallops, consider yourself blessed.
You must be a restaurant chef or something. (Yogurt sauce seems so fancy, doesn’t it?)
Make it the day before, serve it at room temperature and pat yourself on the back.