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Pan-Seared Scallops with Garlic Butter
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Pan-Seared Scallops with Garlic Butter

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just looking to treat yourself, these Pan-Seared Scallops with Garlic Butter are the perfect way to make any dinner extra special.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 372kcal


  • 1 lb scallops
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper

Garlic Butter

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)


  • Lemon wedges


  • Ensure scallops are thawed and pat dry with paper towel. Season scallops with salt and pepper.
  • Heat butter and oil in a pan on high heat.
  • When butter starts to smoke place scallops in the pan and cook for 90 seconds. Flip scallops and cook for 90 seconds longer, or until brown crust forms.

Garlic Butter

  • While scallops cook melt butter in separate saucepan and add garlic. Cook until garlic is fragrant then turn off heat.


  • Brush garlic butter over scallops and squeeze juice from lemon wedge.


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Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 1040mg | Potassium: 464mg | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.9mg