I was lucky enough to grow up near the water! I love scallops, and all seafood really. This recipe is super easy to make, and involves only a handful of ingredients. You’ll never need another scallop recipe again, I promise.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 and 1 and 1/2 lbs. sea or bay scallops
- 1 tbsp+ of butter or margarine, depending on how big your pan is
- 1 and 1/2 tbsp of minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- pinch of parsley
- juice of lemon
- Begin by melting the butter over medium-heat. Use enough butter to cover the entire surface of the pan.
- Once the butter is melted, add the minced garlic to the butter and let simmer for a minute or two until it becomes fragrant.
- Place a handful of scallops in the pan. Do not overcrowd the pan, work in batches so the butter stays hot.
- Let the scallops sear for about 5-8 minutes, depending on the size of the scallop. Flip the scallop when the bottom is seared.
- Season the scallops with salt and pepper while they cook. Do not over season! You can always add more.
- While the scallops are cooking, juice a lemon. Place the lemon juice in a bowl and sprinkle with parsley.
- When the scallop is done frying, place the scallop in the lemon juice and stir around a couple times to cover the scallop with the juice.
- Place aluminum foil over the lemon juice bowl to keep the scallops warm while you finish frying the rest of the scallops.
Serve warm and enjoy!