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Seared Scallops with Butter

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20 mins
Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 10 mins | Servings: 4 servings


Indulge in the exquisite flavors of the sea with our Seared Scallops with Butter recipe. This elegant dish showcases tender and succulent scallops that are expertly seared to perfection, creating a beautiful golden crust while retaining their delicate texture. Finished with a luscious butter sauce, this recipe highlights the natural sweetness of the scallops and adds a touch of richness. With its simple yet sophisticated preparation, our Seared Scallops with Butter is a delightful choice for a special dinner or a romantic meal. Treat yourself to a luxurious seafood experience that will leave you craving more.


  • 1 pound large sea scallops
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. Pat the scallops dry with paper towels. Season both sides of the scallops with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and olive oil over medium-high heat until the butter is foamy.
  3. Carefully place the scallops in the skillet, making sure not to overcrowd them. Leave enough space between each scallop to ensure even searing. Cook the scallops undisturbed for 2-3 minutes, or until a golden crust forms. Use a spatula to flip the scallops and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes on the other side.
  4. Remove the seared scallops from the skillet and transfer them to a plate. Set aside and keep warm.
  5. In the same skillet, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the fresh lemon juice. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
  7. Arrange the seared scallops on individual serving plates and drizzle the butter sauce over them. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.
  8. Serve the Seared Scallops with Butter immediately, allowing the flavors to shine and delight your taste buds. Pair them with your favorite side dishes, such as roasted vegetables or a creamy risotto, for a complete and satisfying meal.

Embrace the luxury of the sea with our Seared Scallops with Butter, where the tender scallops take center stage in a symphony of flavors. The perfect sear adds a delightful crispness to the outside, while the butter sauce elevates the dish with its creamy richness. Treat yourself and your loved ones to this elegant seafood masterpiece, and savor the exquisite combination of textures and flavors that will transport you to a gourmet dining experience right in your own home.

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