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Lemon Garlic Butter Scallops | cafedelites.com
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Seared Lemon Garlic Butter Scallops
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Have Crispy Lemon Garlic Butter Scallops on your table in less than 10 minutes, coated in a deliciously silky lemon garlic butter sauce! Cheaper than going out to a restaurant and just as good as chef made scallops! They are the ultimate treat!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 254 kcal
Author: Karina
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds (600 grams) scallops
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 4-5 large garlic cloves, minced (or 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic)
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. If scallops are frozen, thaw in cold water. Remove the side muscle from the scallops if attached. Thoroughly pat dry with paper towels.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat until hot and sizzling. Add the scallops in a single layer without over crowding the pan (work in batches if needed). 

  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and fry for 2-3 minutes on one side (until a golden crust forms underneath), then flip and fry again for 2 minutes until crisp, lightly browned and cooked through (opaque). Remove from skillet and transfer to a plate.

  4. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the same pan, scraping up any browned bits left over from the scallops. Add in the garlic and cook until fragrant (1 minute).

  5. Pour in wine (or broth) and bring to a simmer for 2 minutes or until wine reduces by about half. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of butter and lemon juice.

  6. Remove pan (skillet) from the heat; add the scallops back into the pan to warm through slightly and garnish with parsley. 

  7. Serve over rice, pasta, garlic bread or steamed vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini noodles).

Nutrition Facts
Seared Lemon Garlic Butter Scallops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Potassium 334mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 11.6%
Vitamin C 10.7%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 4.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.