Air Fryer Scallops with Lemon-Garlic Sauce Recipe

2 - 4 people
00h 05
00h 10
Large and meaty dry sea scallops are perfect for this delicious air fryer recipe! Include the lemony-garlic sauce for some pizzazz.


  • 1 pound dry sea scallops

  • salt & ground pepper, to taste

  • cooking spray

  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme


  1. Pat scallops dry with paper towel.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the scallops, to your liking. Spray cooking spray liberally over the air fryer’s basket, then add scallops. Give a little mist of cooking spray over the scallops once they’re in the basket, then return the basket to the air fryer.
  3. Cook at 400°F until they have an internal temperature of 115°F to 120°F, between 5 and 8 minutes.
  4. Sauté the garlic in olive oil in a shallow pan until the garlic softens. Whisk in the lemon juice until the sauce is heated through.
  5. Serve over scallops, and garnish with fresh thyme.