Scallops with Herbed Brown Butter

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"Scallops, to me, are always a special dinner. They are expensive so you want a recipe that you can rely on and that pleases your palate. I like this one. Ask your fish market for "dry scallops" They release very little liquid and that is the key to get a good crusty sear on the scallops. The photos are East Coast Sea scallops not Dry scallops but they were very good. This recipe is from bon appetit magazine"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (363.3 g)
  • Calories 161.9
  • Total Fat - 9.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 42.5 mg
  • Sodium - 447.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 0.1 g
  • Protein - 13.7 g
  • Calcium - 13.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat oil in a large skillet, medium high heat

Step 2

Season scallops with salt and pepper

Step 3

Cook scallops on one side for apprx. 3 minutes or until golden and crusty

Step 4

Flip the scallops and add the butter and herb sprigs to the pan

Step 5

Continue cooking,spoon butter over the scallops, until they are cooked and browned apprx. 3 minutes

Step 6

The butter should be nicely browned, add lemon juice

Step 7

Decorate with a sprig of herb and serve pouring any pan juices over the scallops.


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