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Nine cooked scallops on a white plate.

Air Fryer Scallops with Garlic Herb Butter

Quick and easy to make with a few simple ingredients, these air fryer scallops are perfect to serve as a sit down appetizer or light meal. Perfectly seared and seasoned with a herb, lemon and garlic butter, these are the real deal!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried scallops, how to cook scallops in an air fryer, scallops with herbs and garlic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 176kcal
Author Tanya


  • 1 lb scallops U10 dry scallops
  • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Pat dry the scallops and set aside.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine melted butter, garlic, salt, parsley, and lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Once the air fryer is preheated, brush the air fryer basket with some of the butter mixture. Place scallops in the air fryer basket, making sure they don’t overlap. Spread mixture on top of scallops.
  • Cook scallops for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • Serve and enjoy.


  • Make sure to use dry scallops in this recipe as wet scallops won’t brown.
  • If using smaller scallops, reduce the cook time.


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 1369mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 241IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg