Scallops & Cherry Tomatoes with Caper-Butter Sauce


These pan-seared scallops come together in just 20 minutes for a delicious, easy dinner. You'll want some whole-wheat angel hair pasta or polenta to sop up all the rich, briny sauce.

Scallops & Cherry Tomatoes with Caper-Butter Sauce
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound dry sea scallops, tough side muscle removed

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Pat scallops dry. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the scallops and cook, flipping once, until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes total. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.

  2. Add tomatoes to the pan and cook, stirring once, until browned on one side and starting to burst, 2 to 3 minutes. Add wine and capers; cook, stirring and scraping up any browned bits, until the wine is reduced by half, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in butter and pepper. Serve the sauce over the scallops, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

224 Calories
13g Fat
7g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size generous 1 cup
Calories 224
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 15g 29%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Vitamin A 814IU 16%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 29mcg 7%
Sodium 495mg 22%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 37mg 9%
Potassium 412mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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