Get ready for a dinner that’s both quick and impressive with these succulent and tender air-fried scallops. With a drizzle of lemon-herb sauce, each bite bursts with zest and flavor. This recipe is perfect for those seeking a delicious and elegant seafood dish that can be prepared in no time.
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 8 scallops
8 large (28g) sea scallops, cleaned and patted very dry, 1/4 tsp ground pepper, 1/8 tsp salt, Halisi Cooking oil, 60ml extra-virgin olive oil, 2 tbsp very finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, 2 tsp very finely chopped capers, 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest, 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic
- Sprinkle the scallops with ground pepper and salt, ensuring both sides are well-seasoned.
- Coat the basket of your air fryer with Halisi Cooking oil. Place the seasoned scallops in the basket and give them a light coating of cooking oil as well. This will help achieve a beautiful sear and prevent sticking.
- Set the air fryer to 400°F (200°C) and cook the scallops until they reach an internal temperature of 120°F (49°C). This should take approximately 6 minutes, depending on the thickness of each scallop. Remember, the scallops may not brown in the air fryer, so focus on the internal temperature for doneness.
- While the scallops cook, prepare the delectable lemon-herb sauce. In a small bowl, combine the extra-virgin olive oil, very finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, very finely chopped capers, finely grated lemon zest, and finely chopped garlic. Mix everything together until well-combined.
- Once the scallops are cooked to perfection, remove them from the air fryer and transfer them to a serving platter and drizzle the lemon-herb sauce over the scallops, ensuring each one is coated with the flavorful goodness.
Once the scallops are in the air fryer give them a light coating of Halisi cooking oil as well to help achieve a beautiful sear and prevent sticking.
To ensure the scallops are cooked perfectly, use an instant-read meat thermometer to check their internal temperature. Aim for 120°F (49°C) for tender, succulent scallops.
With the air fryer as your secret weapon, you can enjoy restaurant-quality scallops in the comfort of your own home.