Low Carb Scallops Parmesan - Recipe - Diet Doctor (2024)

Low Carb Scallops Parmesan - Recipe - Diet Doctor (1)

Oh, wow, are we in love with these elegant little appetizers kissed with the flavors of wine and cheese. Everything about these are right! Start a festive dinner with these, and watch them evaporate off the platter. Pure, low carb love.

December 26 2017 by Anne Aobadia, photo by Emma Shevtzoff, nutritional review by Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE in Recipes, Appetizer

Oh, wow, are we in love with these elegant little appetizers kissed with the flavors of wine and cheese. Everything about these are right! Start a festive dinner with these, and watch them evaporate off the platter. Pure, low carb love.


4 servingservings


  • 8 8 scallopscallops
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 (1 oz.) 1 (30 g) shallot, finely choppedshallots, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup 60 ml white wine
  • 1 cup 240 ml heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup 60 ml grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper

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  1. Chop the shallot finely and sauté in butter or oil until soft without letting it turn brown.

  2. Add wine and stir. Let simmer until most of the wine is gone.

  3. Pour in the cream and bring to a boil for a couple of minutes.

  4. Stir in parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Remove from heat.

  5. In a hot pan, brown the scallops for no more than 30 seconds on each side until nicely browned.

  6. Finish them off in the oven using the broil function for a few minutes at 450°F (225°C), or until the sauce has turned golden brown.


Make sure the scallops are dry before broiling, let sit on a paper towel to dry off.Pair these with different types of dry wine, to accentuate the delicate flavors.

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  1. 1


    March 27 2019

    This looks really good and plan to make it for dinner tonight.

    Although it's not clear in the recipe, so using the photo as a guide, I plan to use a cookie sheet as a base, put a browned scallop on a flattened parchment cupcake liner, pour some of the cream mixture over the scallop then broil.

    If there is a better process please let me know. Tia!

  2. 2

    Surf City Sue

    April 21 2019

    Those are actual scallop shells they are broiled in. The cupcake liners might burn under the broiler.

  3. 3


    January 12 2020

    Does anyone know the carb count for scallops? When looking up on google I get anything between 0gr carbs/100gr to 6g carbs/100gr...
    So it's either nothing (like a lot of meat and fishes) or it's way too much for a keto diet... Anyone?

  4. 4


    October 15 2020

    Alex, I use a trustworthy nutrition app called Cronometer. It says a cooked sea scallop that is large weighs 15 g and has .8 carbs.

  5. 5


    April 10 2022

    Hoo Lordy, its scrumtious, served with a light vinegarette salad.

  6. 6


    February 13 2023

    I think the recipe is missing a step. Assume after searing the scallops I put them in some sort of oven safe dish, pour the sauce over them and then follow the last step to finish them?

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Low Carb Scallops Parmesan - Recipe - Diet Doctor (2024)


Can I eat scallops on a keto diet? ›

Yes! Scallops are keto friendly and whole30 approved! 4 scallops only have 1 carb, so perfect for the keto diet. To add in more healthy fats, I love cooking the scallops in lots of ghee that I infuse with garlic and baste the scallops in.

How many scallops is a serving? ›

Serving size: 8-11 medium scallops make a 3oz portion. With 40-60 in a pound and up to 11 in a single serving, these medium scallops provide a sweet, delicate bite that's perfect for enjoying whole. Medium scallops can be seared, broiled, stir-fried, or skewered for kabobs.

What to serve with scallops? ›

Our Favorite Side Dishes for Scallops
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  • 02 of 10. Peas and Pancetta. ...
  • 03 of 10. Mom's Zucchini Pie. ...
  • 04 of 10. Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Shallots. ...
  • 05 of 10. Delicious Creamed Kale with Mushrooms. ...
  • 06 of 10. Garlic-Herb Linguine. ...
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How many carbs are in 4 scallops? ›

North Atlantic Sea Scallops (4 scallops) contains 4g total carbs, 4g net carbs, 0.5g fat, 14g protein, and 80 calories.

How do I know if I am in ketosis? ›

Having ketones in the blood is probably the most definitive sign that someone is in ketosis. Doctors may also use urine and breath tests to check for ketone levels, but these are less reliable than blood samples. A special home testing kit allows people to measure their own blood ketone levels.

What happens if you don't rinse scallops before cooking? ›

A: You should always rinse scallops thoroughly to remove grit, but there shouldn't be so much grit that you have to soak them. In fact, soaking isn't recommended because the scallops can absorb water and get soggy, less flavorful and difficult to sear properly.

Why do you soak scallops in milk before cooking? ›

Scallops, like many other types of seafood, can have a mild fishy odor that some people find off-putting. Soaking scallops in milk before cooking can help alleviate this odor. Milk can neutralize or mask the fishy smell, resulting in a milder scent.

Are scallops healthier than shrimp? ›

Although shrimp is relatively high in cholesterol, it can still be a part of a heart-healthy diet. This is because it contains a high amount of 'good' cholesterol. Scallops are low in cholesterol and therefore do not pose a risk of raising your cholesterol levels. They are also low in saturated fats.

What's the healthiest way to eat scallops? ›

Many recipes call for breading or cream sauces, but scallops are naturally low in fat, so the more simply you cook raw scallops, the healthier they are.

How many scallops should you eat in a meal? ›

We generally count 3–4 large scallops per person. Like shrimp, scallops vary in size; many stores will provide a count per pound, which you can use to estimate how many scallops you'll need.

Is it better to bake or fry scallops? ›

Because sea scallops have a chewier texture, searing them in a hot skillet is the simplest, most effective cooking method to achieving a crisp exterior and tender, just-firm texture within. Basting the scallops with butter helps finish cooking them and enhances browning, too.

Should you cook scallops in butter or oil? ›

Scallops are low-fat and high in protein with lots of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. While I recommend cooking them in butter for the best sear, you can cook them in vegetable, canola or grapeseed oil if preferred.

What seafood can you eat on keto? ›

The healthiest and best seafood to consume while on the keto diet is high in protein and healthy fats while low in carbohydrates. Some of the best keto friendly seafood include salmon, mahi-mahi, mackerel, and crab.

What seafood is not keto? ›

Fish and shellfish are very keto-friendly. Salmon and other fish are not only nearly carb-free but also rich in B vitamins, potassium, and selenium ( 9 ). However, the carb count in shellfish varies by type. While shrimp and most crabs contain no carbs, oysters and octopus do.

Are scallops high in carbs? ›

Carbs. Scallops are a naturally low carbohydrate food. A 100-gram serving of scallops provides just 137 calories and 6.3 grams of carbohydrates.

How many carbs are in 6 scallops? ›

Wegmans Seafood Fresh Scallops About 6 Large Or 14 Small (3 oz) contains 5g total carbs, 5g net carbs, 1g fat, 20g protein, and 100 calories.


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