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air fryer scallops with a lemon on the side.
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5 from 8 votes

Air Fryer Scallops

This air fryer scallops recipe is sea scallops seasoned with lemon pepper seasoning and coated in butter. I love the flavor of shellfish but don't love the smell of grease or the mess that comes with frying.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 257kcal


  • air fryer


  • 1/2 lb scallops
  • 1 tsp salt-free lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp softened butter


  • Begin by preheating your air fryer to 400 degrees F. Once it's preheated, spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. 
  • Season the scallops on both sides with salt, pepper, paprika, and salt-free lemon pepper seasoning. Place the scallops in the air fryer and cook for 6 minutes. Flip after 3 minutes. Toss the scallops with some softened butter and enjoy!


  • Make sure to pat dry the scallops with a paper towel before cooking.
  • Discard the tough side muscle.
  • Season generously!


Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 989mg | Potassium: 468mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 357IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg