Scallops with a Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce


1 lb. scallops, side muscle removed

1 TBSP butter

1 TBSP olive oil

Salt and Pepper

Fresh Parsley chopped for garnish


Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

2 TBSP butter

2 cloves garlic, very finely chopped

2 TBSP freshly squeezed lemon juice

Zest of 1 lemon


  1. Pat the scallops dry with a paper towel and season on both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Melt 1 TBSP of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Add the olive oil and then begin to add the scallops in a single layer. Work in two batches if necessary to give the scallops room to cook.
  3. Depending on their size, sear the scallops for 1-2 minutes per side, transferring them to a plate. Set aside and keep warm.
  4. Add 2 TBSP of butter to the pan, then add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Serve scallops with lemon garlic butter sauce and garnish with parsley.

Recipe Notes

Makes 4 servings