Sea Scallops with Spicy Mayo
Appetizers,  Main Course,  Seafood

Sea Scallops with Spicy Mayo

Sea Scallops with Spicy Mayo

Sea Scallops.  Sweet.  Juicy.  Hint of ocean breeze.

Is it wrong that I’ve put Whole Foods on my list of things I’m thankful for?  Whole Foods inspires me in many ways….to try unique produce items, to dabble in International cooking, to grow bamboo, to someday cook a whole fish (head on), to eat more whole grains, to drink better wine….I could go on and on.

Sea Scallops with Spicy Mayo

The seafood counter is certainly the highlight of most visits and we often arrive in front of it without a dinner plan.  It’s so much more fun to see what looks the best and build from there.  On our last visit we treated ourselves to these big beautiful Sea Scallops.  I found a fabulous recipe by Emeril Lagasse and simplified it.  While it might be fun to make spicy mayonnaise from scratch, egg yolks and all, with a little spoonful from my mayo jar combined with a squeeze of sriracha and we were ready for the oven.

Sea Scallops with Spicy Mayo
Sea Scallops with Spicy Mayo

The spicy mayo gave these succulent scallops a wonderful richness…the kind you savor slowly, wishing you had bought more scallops.  Until next time you lovely Sea Scallops with Spicy Mayo.

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Sea Scallops with Spicy Mayo

Emeril Lagasse
Course Entree
Servings 2


  • 8 Sea Scallops rinsed and patted dry
  • salt & pepper
  • 2-3 Tbl. mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tsp. sriracha hot chili sauce
  • Scallions & red pepper flakes for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix mayonnaise with sriracha in small bowl.
  • Rinse scallops, pat dry, then season both sides with salt & pepper.
  • Place scallop shells on a baking sheet. Top each with a sea scallop and dollop of spicy mayo.
  • Bake until mayonnaise is golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with scallions and red pepper flakes.


  • Becca from It's Yummi!

    I’m not sure which is more gorgeous, Libby…the scallops, or those appetizer plates! This recipe sounds so good!

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