Seared Scallops with Garlic Butter Recipe

Seared Scallops with Garlic Butter Recipe

How To Make Seared Scallops with Garlic Butter

These seared scallops are coated in a delicious garlic butter sauce for a more savory meal! Whip up a mouthwatering plate of these in just 15 minutes.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • lbssea scallops,preferably fresh dry packed scallops
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • 3tbspbutter
  • 1tspgarlic,minced
  • 2tsplemon juice
  • 2tspfresh herbs,chopped, plus more for garnish
  • lemon wedges,for garnish


  1. Pat the scallops dry on both sides with a paper towel.

  2. Season the scallops on both sides with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over high heat until it’s just smoking.

  4. Add the scallops in a single layer, then cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  5. Remove the scallops from the pan.

  6. Melt the butter in the pan.

  7. Add the garlic, then cook for 30 seconds.

  8. Stir in the lemon juice and herbs.

  9. Return the scallops to the pan, then spoon the sauce over the top.

  10. Garnish with herbs and lemon wedges.

  11. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 209.11kcal
  • Fat: 12.76g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.13g
  • Trans Fat: 0.36g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.78g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.88g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.93g
  • Fiber: 0.37g
  • Sugar: 0.26g
  • Protein: 17.39g
  • Cholesterol: 56.92mg
  • Sodium: 557.62mg
  • Calcium: 17.41mg
  • Potassium: 318.36mg
  • Iron: 0.70mg
  • Vitamin A: 77.10µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.74mg
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