• Meg 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.


Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1 pound scallops

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • 2 tsp minced garlic

  • 1 lemon

  • fresh parsley leaves, for garnish


Directions:

  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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