Garlic Lemon Butter Seared Scallops

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Beth Pierce

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@smalltownwoman

These scrumptious Garlic Lemon Butter Seared Scallops are honestly the best way to prepare scallops. I have tried other ways and they are good but no comparison to these delicacies. With just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes you can cook like a head chef.

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Serves:
2
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 lb
    sea scallops side muscle removed
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 11/2 Tbsp
    fresh chopped parsley
  • ·
    salt and pepper

How to Make Garlic Lemon Butter Seared Scallops

Step-by-Step

  1. Pat the scallops dry with paper towels and sprinkle with a pinch of salt right before cooking.
  2. Add olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter to a large saute pan over medium high heat. Get the fat good and hot and almost to smoking point. Add scallops and sear for 1 1/2 -2 minutes on each side. They should have a golden crust on each side. Do not overcrowd the pan so if necessary cook in batches. As cooked remove to plate.
  3. Wipe out skillet. Add 2 tablespoons butter to same skillet over low heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant; about 1 minute. Add lemon juice and return scallops to pan. Warm scallops for 1-2 minutes; turning several times to get them in the lemon butter. Sprinkle with parsley, salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

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About Garlic Lemon Butter Seared Scallops

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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