Scallops with Butter and Lemon

10 minutes
3 to 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories 183.7; Total Fat 9.9g; Cholesterol 71.0mg; Sodium 243.0mg; Total Carbohydrate 1.6g; Dietary Fiber 0.1g; Sugars 0.3g; Protein 21.3g
Simplicity, elegance, and decadence went into this dish. The zesty lemon and butter sauce is the perfect pairing to the seared scallops.
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  • 1 pound scallops
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • For the Lemon Butter Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley


  • To prepare, rinse the scallops thoroughly then pat dry with paper towels.

  • Melt the butter over low heat in your favourite skillet. Add the scallops, season them with salt and pepper and allow to sear for about 1 minute. Flip them over to the other side and allow to cook for another 2-3 minutes.

  • Now, prepare the sauce. Melt the butter in the skillet over low heat. Add the minced garlic and whisk together. Don’t let the garlic burn or it will take on a bitter taste.

  • From here, raise the heat to medium, add the lemon juice and bring the sauce to a simmer.

  • Add the chopped parsley and season with salt and pepper.

  • Now, serve the scallops in a bowl and place it on your plate. Spoon some of the hot sauce over the scallops and serve immediately.

  • Serving Suggestions: Serve with lemon pieces and a simple baked potato.

Frozen Scallops Products

  • Scallops 800g Net
  • King Scallops – Roeless 1kg