Creamy Garlic Scallops Recipe

Creamy Garlic Scallops Recipe

How To Make Creamy Garlic Scallops

This scallops recipe comes with a creamy and garlicky sauce for a more indulgent meal. It’s the perfect one-pan easy meal to whip up for dinner tonight.

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



  • 2tbspolive oil
  • lbscallops
  • 2tbspunsalted butter,divided
  • tbspgarlic,minced
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper,to taste
  • ¼cupdry white wine,or broth, optional
  • 1cupheavy cream,light, full fat, or thickened cream
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • ¼cupparsley,chopped


  1. Thaw the frozen scallops in water, then remove the side muscles from the scallops, if attached.

  2. Thoroughly pat dry the scallops with paper towels.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat until hot and sizzling.

  4. Add the scallops in a single layer without over crowding the pan.

  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes on one side, then flip and fry again for 2 minutes until crisp, lightly browned and cooked through.

  7. Remove the scallops from the skillet, then transfer to a plate.

  8. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the same pan, scraping up any browned bits left over from the scallops.

  9. Add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.

  10. Pour in the wine, then bring to a simmer for 2 minutes or until wine reduces by about half.

  11. Add the cream, then allow to simmer until slightly thickened.

  12. Remove pan from the heat, then stir in the lemon juice.

  13. Add the scallops back into the pan to warm through slightly, then garnish with parsley.

  14. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 434.46kcal
  • Fat: 35.30g
  • Saturated Fat: 18.48g
  • Trans Fat: 0.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.86g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.95g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.57g
  • Fiber: 0.38g
  • Sugar: 1.97g
  • Protein: 18.79g
  • Cholesterol: 130.80mg
  • Sodium: 582.74mg
  • Calcium: 64.64mg
  • Potassium: 394.49mg
  • Iron: 1.00mg
  • Vitamin A: 310.51µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.81mg
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