1. Wash fresh scallops under cold running water and drain. Or thaw frozen ones.
2. Arrange scallops in a shallow baking dish; dot with butter or margarine; sprinkle with parsley, basil and salt and pepper.
3. Bake in moderate oven (350°) 5 minutes; stir to coat scallops well with butter mixture; bake 20 minutes longer, or until the scallops are tender when pierced with a fork.