The Arsonist’s sizzling scallops recipe - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

Smokin’ Manly restaurant The Arsonist is famous for its wood-fired dishes and innovative flavours. Here’s the restaurant’s popular recipe for baked scallops, perfect as an entrée or as part of a tapas selection.


  • 1 dozen of the best scallops in their half shells
  • 1 tablespoon of gochujang*
  • A pinch of Murray River pink salt
  • A small pinch of cayenne pepper (depending on how hot you like it, more pepper=more heat)
  • 100g of unsalted butter, softened
  • Chopped parsley to serve


  1. Whip the butter, gochujang, pinch of salt, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Spoon the butter mixture on top of the scallops.
  3. Cook on a BBQ, or bake in an oven at 200 degrees celsius until butter is melted and the scallop is gently cooked through. This should take approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with fresh chopped parsley.

*Gochujang is a spicy yet sweet paste made from glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, red chilli pepper and salt. You’ll find it at most supermarkets.

You may be interested in