Appetizers Recipes & Entertaining

Scallop Appetizer Cups

Scallop Appetizer Cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 15 appetizers

Scallop Appetizer Cups

If you're a seafood fan, try this recipe created by the International Olive Council


  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pitted ripe olives, drained on paper towels
  • 3 tablespoons garlic and herbs spreadable cheese
  • 15 prebaked phyllo shells (1 9-ounce package)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, slivered
  • 3 to 4 ounces bay scallops, thawed and patted dry
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves, optional


  1. Combine olives and spreadable cheese in small bowl; mix well. Spoon evenly into shells (filling 2/3 to 3/4 full); set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat until very hot but not smoking. Add garlic slivers; cook and stir 10 to 15 seconds until fragrant. Remove and discard garlic. Reduce heat to medium; add scallops. Cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until scallops are thoroughly cooked. Remove scallops with slotted spoon.
  3. Place 2 to 3 scallops in each shell, pressing lightly. Serve immediately.

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