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  • Writer's pictureMeg Williams

Recipe: Lemon Butter Scallops

Italian whites pair great with sea food, and scallops are such an easy meal to make! Check out this recipe for a delicious dinner idea.


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1 pound scallops

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • 2 tsp minced garlic

  • 1 lemon

  • fresh parsley leaves, for garnish


  1. Remove the small side muscle from the scallops, rinse with cold water and thoroughly pat dry.

  2. Juice lemon

  3. Season scallops with salt and pepper, to taste.

  4. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.

  5. Add scallops to the skillet in a single layer and cook (you may need to do this in batches)

  6. Flip the scallops once, cook until golden brown on each side and translucent in the center (approx 1-2 minutes per side.)

  7. Set aside and keep warm.

  8. To make the sauce, melt 2 tbsp butter in a separate (or cleaned) skillet.

  9. Add garlic to butter and stir

  10. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  11. Stir in lemon juice

  12. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  13. Serve scallops immediately with lemon butter sauce, garnished with chopped parsley.

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