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Lemon Butter Garlic Scallops

Y’all I love these Lemon Butter Garlic Scallops. They are an easy weeknight dinner or nice for a special occasion. I like to prepare them with fresh sea scallops but you can use frozen if you desire.

Lemon Butter Garlic Scallops

Trust me when I saw this is an EASY recipe. It is such a flavorful recipe. I love to enjoy scallops when they are fresh and so when Fulton Fish reached out to us I knew immediately that scallops was going to be what I wanted to try. I am so glad I did.

Lemon Butter Garlic Scallops

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Take your fresh (or previously frozen scallops) and dry well with a paper towel. This part is really important. Next prepare your sauce ingredients. The fresh lemon juice and zest is the key but if you only have a canned version and spice that is ok too!

Lemon Butter Garlic Scallops

Sear your scallops for 3 minutes on each side in the skillet after you heat the butter. This is the key to having a really tasty final product. You want it to have a nice golden brown color on each side.

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Remove from the skillet and then make your lemon garlic sauce. Finally, return your scallops back and re-heat. Serve with rice (we love Jasmine or Basmati (or cauliflower if you are watching your carbs) and a nice veggie.

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Lemon Butter Garlic Scallops

I love this easy recipe for Lemon Butter Garlic Scallops. It is perfect for busy weeknights.
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  • 1 1/2 lb sea scallops
  • 4 tbsp butter, I prefer Kerrygold (unsalted)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest


  • Using fresh scallops or frozen scallops that have been thoroughly thawed complete pat dry with paper towels.
  • Add three TBSP to a small skillet and bring to a medium-high temperature.
  • Add scallops and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side. They should turn a nice golden brown color on each side before turning.
  • Remove from the skillet after seared.
  • Add 1 additional TBSP of butter and then add garlic and cook until translucent. Approximately 2 minutes. Stir often.
  • Add lemon juice and lemon zest and return scallops to pan.
  • On low heat warm scallops in sauce for for 2 minutes and be sure to coat.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately.
Author: Melissa Jennings


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