Butter Basted Scallops

Butter Basted Scallops


Prep Time:  minutes
Cook Time:  minutes
Ready In:  minutes


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[Total: 3   Average: 5/5]


Serve butter basted scallops with braised fennel or over a bed of greens. The browned butter acts as a sauce for both the sweet scallops and whatever you’re serving them with.

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 12 Large Sea Scallops (Side Muscles Removed)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (Cubed)
  • 2 Whole Garlic Cloves
  1. In large-size skillet heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over a medium-high heat. Season scallops with kosher salt and pepper. Add scallops to skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until browned on the bottom. Turn scallops and add butter and whole garlic cloves. Cook, basting scallops with butter another 2 to 3 minutes until browned on the other side and just opaque throughout.
  2. Remove from skillet and transfer to warm plate. Pour butter on top and keep warm.
  3. Serve with braised fennel or over a bed of greens.
  4. Serves 4
  5. Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 6 Minutes Total Time: 16 Minutes
  6. "Work With What You Got!"
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Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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