Directions Heat grill to medium-high. Season scallops generously with salt and pepper. Grill, covered, 4 minutes without disturbing. Flip and grill uncovered, until opaque throughout, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a serving platter and drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with chives and red pepper flakes, and serve with lemon.How long do sea scallops take to cook?
Steam the scallops for roughly 3 to 8 minutes, depending on the size and number of scallops. Small calico scallops only take a few minutes to cook, while large sea scallops can take up to 8 minutes. Scallops are done when they are white, opaque and firm, but with a slightly springy center.