Scallops With Caper Pan Sauce Recipe

Scallops With Caper Pan Sauce Recipe

How To Make Scallops With Caper Pan Sauce

If you’re a fan of seafood dishes, then you’ll enjoy making this scallops recipe with a special caper pan sauce to complement the flavors.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 9 minutes
Total: 14 minutes



  • 12sea scallops,large
  • kosher salt,to taste
  • black pepper,freshly ground, to taste
  • ½stickunsalted butter,divided
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 2shallots
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • ¼cupcaper,drained and rinsed
  • ½cupwhite wine,such as Sauvignon Blanc


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

  2. In a large skillet, melt together 1 tablespoon of butter and the olive oil over high heat.

  3. When the butter has melted, add the scallops to the pan and sear, flipping once halfway through, until golden brown on both sides and nearly opaque all the way through, 3 to 4 minutes total.

  4. Divide the scallops between 2 plates and return the skillet to medium-high heat.

  5. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the skillet. Add the shallots and garlic. Cook, stirring, until softened and lightly browned, about 2 minutes.

  6. Stir in the capers and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in the wine and cook, stirring, until slightly reduced, about 3 minutes.

  7. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the remaining tablespoon of butter, swirling the pan until it melts into the sauce. Season the sauce with salt and pepper, then spoon it over the scallops.

  8. Serve hot and enjoy!


  • Calories: 465.11kcal
  • Fat: 30.64g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.70g
  • Trans Fat: 0.93g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.96g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.85g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.20g
  • Fiber: 2.72g
  • Sugar: 5.33g
  • Protein: 20.45g
  • Cholesterol: 96.74mg
  • Sodium: 1005.58mg
  • Calcium: 56.88mg
  • Potassium: 579.24mg
  • Iron: 1.89mg
  • Vitamin A: 196.19µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.94mg
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