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Simple Methods for Savory Scallops

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Recipe, video and photography provided by Heinen’s partner, Chef Billy Parisi.

Let’s take scallops to the next level! These simple-to-prepare methods feature Heinen’s Two Brothers Seafood Seasoning, bacon-wrapped scallops and a delicious caper butter sauce.

If you’re unsure how to cook scallops, my Kitchen Tip: How to Pan Sear Scallops to Perfection video will teach you how to achieve a delicious golden brown sear. Scallops are easy to prepare, but require a close eye even if you decide to follow my recipe for bacon-wrapped which are baked in the oven.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe:

  • Minimal Ingredients. Maximum Flavor. These easy ideas can be prepared with minimal ingredients and do not require a lot of prep, but you will be wowed by the results and flavor!
  • Heinen’s Two Brothers Seafood Seasoning is loaded with a blend of herbs and spices. I drizzle olive oil over the scallops first to make sure the seasoning sticks and then generously add the seasoning. You can grill, broil or pan sear the scallops from here.
  • Heinen’s CARE Certified Bacon adds a crispy texture and smoky flavor to sweet sea scallops. These are a great option for an appetizer!

Simple Methods for Savory Scallops

Simple Methods for Savory Scallops


Seasoned Scallops

  • 1 pound sea scallops, foot removed
  • 3 Tbsp. Heinen's olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Two Brothers Seafood Seasoning

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

  • 1 pound sea scallops, foot removed
  • 15 1/2 slices of Heinen's bacon
  • 2 Tbsp. Heinen's olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Caper Butter Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Dry white wine
  • 2 Tbsp. Heinen's capers
  • 1 cup Heinen's heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 stick Heinen's unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh dill (minced)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


For the Seasoned Scallops

  1. Add the scallops to a plate and mix them well with the olive oil and seasoning so that they are coated on all sides.
  2. Grill, broil or pan sear.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serves 2

For the Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

  1. Preheat the broiler to high heat.
  2. Wrap each half slice around the scallops and pierce with a toothpick to ensure the bacon stays wrapped.
  3. Place them on a sheet tray with a rack.
  4. Evenly drizzle with olive oil and season with salt.
  5. Place on a middle rack in the oven and broil on high for 14 to 15 minutes, turning them every 3 to 4 minutes until the bacon is crisp and the scallops are cooked.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves 2

For the Caper Butter Sauce

  1. Add the wine and capers to a medium-sized sauce pot and cook on high until there is only 1 to 2 tablespoons of liquid remaining.
  2. Pour in the cream and cook over medium heat until the amount of liquid is reduced by 1/3 and becomes very thick.
  3. Mix in the butter and then finish with the dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves 2


Chef Billy Parisi

By Chef Billy Parisi

Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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