How To Reheat Scallops: The Best 4 Methods

There are so many good reasons for warming up leftover cooked scallops; there’s no question about it.

You can serve them chilled or warm to a crowd and reheat scallops using one of the four methods provided here.

They’re really easy to make, and most of them take no more than 15 minutes!

Is It Ok To Reheat Cooked Scallops?

Yes, it is ok to reheat cooked scallops. However, they cannot be overcooked and must be heated at the right temperature to preserve the nutritional value of the scallops.

How To Reheat Scallops?

Reheating cooked scallops is not a simple process and isn’t cheap either. But the good news is that you can re-heat cooked scallops in four different ways: on the stove, in an oven, in a microwave, and by air-frying them.

1. Reheat Scallops On The Stove

When you choose to reheat scallops on the stove, you’ll do it in a frying pan or saucepan. For this type of reheating method, you need to use medium-high heat or medium heat.

While your pan heats up, coat both sides of your scallops with butter and place them into the hot pan.

Continue cooking them until they’re slightly browned and the butter is nicely melted. You can also add other ingredients to your scallop dish for better flavor.

2. Reheat Scallops In The Oven

You can re-heat cooked scallops in an oven if you have a microwave that doesn’t have a reheat option. If you decide to reheat your scallops on an oven, follow these steps:

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and put the scallops on a foil-lined baking sheet. Next, drizzle the cooked scallops with sesame oil and coat them generously with salt and pepper.

Roast the scallop dish for 10 minutes, making sure that you turn the heat down to 350 degrees Fahrenheit within the last 5 minutes.

Reheat Scallops
Reheat Scallops

3. Reheat Scallops In Air Fryer

The safest and best way to reheat scallops is to use an air fryer. It offers the highest temperature, which means you can get your scallops perfectly cooked in 30 minutes.

In order to reheat scallops in an air fryer, follow these steps:

Preheat your air fryer up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Once it is heated up, toss the scallops into the air-fryer with a good amount of olive oil and season them.

When they are heated through, they should be golden brown on both sides, and the olive oil will be shiny and caramelized.

If you want to heat them even more, add another tablespoon of olive oil at this point. Remove them from the air fryer when they are hot and set aside.

4. Reheat Scallops In Microwave

Microwaving can be a good way to reheat scallops if you’re in a hurry. It’s inexpensive, easy to do, and works well. You can use either a re-microwave setting or connect your scallops to the microwave on the high shelf.

To reheat cooked scallops in the microwave, follow these steps:

Place your scallop dish into the microwave and heat it up for about 1 minute. After that, check them for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, then you’re ready to eat.


Methods of reheating scallops can vary, but luckily with the help of these tips, you can save time and money while still eating the best and freshest cooked scallops.

When it comes to cooking scallops, consider a method that offers you time and flexibility so that you can follow your personal preference.

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