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Air Fryer Scallops recipe

Air Fryer Scallops with Lemon Butter

Air Fryer Scallops with Lemon Butter are such a succulent dish that is always a crowd pleaser. They're so easy to make and the clean up is a breeze!

Course Appetizer, Dinner, Fish, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword carnivore, easy scallops, sea food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 81 kcal


  • 400 grams scallops
  • salt (to taste)
  • ground black pepper (to taste)

Lemon Butter Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried thyme


Scallop Instructions

  1. Rinse and dry the scallops and sprinkle both sides with a little salt and pepper.

  2. Transfer the scallops to the tray of your air fryer and cook at 400F for 8-10 minutes.

Lemon Butter Sauce

  1. While the scallops are cooking you can make the lemon butter sauce by placing the butter in a microwave safe dish and heating in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Then stir in the lemon juice and thyme.

  2. Once the scallops are done cooking, drizzle the lemon butter sauce over the scallops and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  1. Depending on the size of the scallops you use you may have to adjust the cooking time.
  2. If food tends to stick to your air fryer, give it a spray with cooking oil before placing the scallops in it. 
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Scallops with Lemon Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 408mg18%
Potassium 235mg7%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 38IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.