Get perfectly cooked scallops every time with this easy method. Sea scallops (the large ones) are sautéed in butter that turns deliciously nutty as it cooks, to make a super-fast, special dinner. A splash of lemon juice and fresh herbs finish the dish. Round out the menu with sautéed spinach and brown rice or orzo. Source: EatingWell.com, October 2018

Carolyn Casner
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper; cook until golden brown on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Turn the scallops and add herbs and the remaining 2 tablespoons butter to the pan. Continue cooking, spooning the butter over the scallops, until browned on the bottom and just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Divide the scallops among 4 plates and spoon the lemon-butter sauce over them.

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Tips

Note: Be sure to buy "dry" sea scallops (scallops that have not been treated with sodium tripolyphosphate, or STP). Scallops that have been treated with STP ("wet" scallops) have been subjected to a chemical bath and are not only mushy and less flavorful, but will not brown properly.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; 9.2 g total fat; 5.5 g saturated fat; 50 mg cholesterol; 591 mg sodium. 248 mg potassium; 4.1 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g fiber; 13.9 g protein; 280 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 19 mcg folate; 13 mg calcium; 26 mg magnesium;