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Air Fried Scallops

scallops air fried

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If you ever watch cooking shows like Hell’s Kitchen or Master Chef, then you might be intimidated by pan-searing sea scallops.  Easily overcooked–and just as easily undercooked–this tasty delicacy can often prove to be a true kitchen nightmare.

But there is great news for those of you who want to cook an impressive meal for your partner on date night – air frying takes the guesswork out of the tricky sea scallop.

Simply brush the scallops with olive oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, air fry for a few minutes, and voila! You have achieved a perfectly cooked batch of scallops that can be paired with a grilled steak or served alone for a romantic meal guaranteed to impress that special someone in your life.

Sea scallops have a sweet flavor that doesn’t require a great deal of dressing up. However, if you prefer to “spice up” your scallops, consider tossing with dry white wine or topping with a savory Parmesan cream sauce.  Then, light some candles and break out the nice table linens for a quiet five-star meal enjoyed in the privacy of your own dining room.

Try one of these other great seafood recipes:


Preparing scallops in the air fryer

5 from 1 vote
scallops air fried
Scallops in the air fryer
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Total Time
6 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fried Scallops, Air Fryer Scallops, Scallops in the air fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 200 kcal
  • 8 scallops not frozen
  • light olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  1. Brush olive oil onto the scallops then sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste (optional)

  2. Place into the air fryer and cook for 2 minutes at 390°F | 199°C

  3. Flip scallops

  4. Cook for another 2 minutes at 390°F | 199°C

  5. Plate and enjoy!

Watch our quick video: Cooking the scallops in an air fryer

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One comment

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    Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious my 3 year old loved them. Lately she has bot been eating much I believe because of a growth spirt but she devoured them.

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