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 recipe yields 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 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.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.