Parmesan scallops

Parmesan scallops is one of the most delicious appetizers, perfect for any occasion.

What is the origin of Parmesan scallops?

This recipe of Parmesan scallops are the “younger siblings” of razor clams parmesan, a delicious preparation believed to have been created at the San Marco restaurant in the city of Viña del Mar. They are prepared exactly the same way and are equally flavorful. However, the issue with this kind of razor clams is that they can only be found fresh in their limited habitat, which is mainly the coasts of Chile and Peru.

On the other hand, oysters can be found almost all over the world, although their name may vary from country to country. They are mostly known as scallops. If you are unsure about identifying them, they are the ones with shells that are the symbol of the Shell gas station or the symbol of the Camino de Santiago in Spain, as they are abundant in Galicia, where the Camino ends. Therefore, they were used as a souvenir or proof that one had completed the pilgrimage.

Tips for preparing them:

This recipe is actually very simple, and there isn’t much that could go wrong. The only important thing is to preheat the oven before placing the Parmesan scallops inside, so they can gratinate without being overcooked.

How to make them with frozen scallops:

If you want to use frozen oysters, that’s not a problem as long as you thaw them thoroughly before using them. Additionally, if you don’t have the shells, you can prepare them in a small buttered dish with a little cream.

NOTE: If you don’t like the coral (the red part), you can remove it and prepare the recipe exactly the same way.

Which cocktails pair with parmesan scallops:

Parmesan scallops are the perfect match for a zesty cocktail like a pisco sour or a daiquiri. These refreshing drinks with a citrusy twist enhance the flavor of the scallops and balance their richness, creating a delightful and well-balanced culinary experience. You can also pair them with a dry or sparkling white wine, which will complement their taste and texture beautifully.

Parmesan scallops

Parmesan scallops are one of the most delicious appetizers, perfect for any occasion.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine latin cuisine
Keyword appetizer with scallops, baked scallop, baked scallops, parmesan scallop, parmesan scallops, parmigiano scallop, parmigiano scallops, recipe with scallops, scallop au gratin, scallops au gratin, scallops with cheese, scallops with parmesan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal


  • 12 large scallops in their shells
  • 4 oz Parmesan cheese shreddded
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 oz salted butter
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and chopped
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese shredded optional
  • 2 oz cream cheese optional
  • lemon to serve


  1. Carefully open the shells, remove the scallops and wash the shells and scallops well. In a baking dish, put 12 shells and 1 scallop in each. Reserve.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400ªF.

  3. In a small fry pan melt the butter with the garlic, add the white wine and cream cheese. Cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

  4. Add to the pan the rest of the ingredients, that is: cheeses, salt and white pepper. Distribute this mixture in the reserved oysters.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until bubbly and cheese au gratin.
  6. Serve immediately with lemon pieces and enjoy!

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