Scallops in Gralic Butter

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"I found this recipe at the fish market. I lost it and I am hoping this is the recipe I originally lost. I found this online at Manettas Seafood Market, so I think I might be on the right Scallop I have never made it but would like to try and make it for the family. The recipe states that these Scallops can be served as a starter on their own, or served over pasta, rice or vegetables as a main course."

Original recipe yields 3-4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (262.6 g)
  • Calories 335.1
  • Total Fat - 21.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 78.5 mg
  • Sodium - 889.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 0.3 g
  • Protein - 24.8 g
  • Calcium - 35.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 12.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a large pan on medium-high heat until hot; add the scallops to the pan in a single layer.

Step 2

Season scallops with salt and pepper and fry for 2-3 minutes on one side until golden brown, then flip and fry other side for 2 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through then remove from skillet.

Step 3

Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan, scraping up any browned bits left over from the scallops. Add in the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 4

Pour in wine and bring to a simmer. Reducing the liquid by about half (about 2 minutes) Add the remaining tablespoon of butter and lemon juice and stir.

Step 5

Remove the pan from heat and add the scallops back into the pan to warm through slightly. Garnish with parsley and chives.

Step 6

Serve over pasta or whatever is your preference.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This scallop dish is wonderful! I used bay scallops (340g) for the two of us and it was generous amount. Served it over pan roasted veggies (fennel, leek, parsnips, carrots and swiss chard). I think a splash of heavy cream would be delightful as a finish. Fast and easy to make on a busy day with great results. Thank you for sharing Tis! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(10 Aug 2020)