Lemon Butter Scallops

(recipe by TheSalmons)


This dish takes almost no time to cook and is absolutely delicious! Buy good quality fresh scallops and cook them the same day.

Optional Brining: Brining the scallops for 10 minutes before cooking may make them more tender. To brine them, dissolve 1/8 cup salt in 1 cup water and place scallops in the salty water for 10 minutes. Remove and pat dry.

Melt 1-2 tbsp. butter over medium-high heat until foamy.

Add scallops to the skillet (use a non-stick pan) in a single layer and don't crowd them in the pan. Press down on each one with a spatula to make good contact with the pan.

Cook the scallops, flipping once, until golden brown and translucent in the center. Approximately 1-2 minutes per side. Set aside and keep warm.

Make lemon butter sauce in the same pan. Melt an additional 2 tbsp. butter. Add lemon slices and garlic. Cook stirring frequently for a 1-2 minutes. Return scallops to pan and stir briefly to coat with sauce and re-warm them slightly. Add capers if desired.

Plate and serve immediately, topping scallops with lemon slices and garlic butter sauce.

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