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Brown Butter Scallops

Brown Butter Scallops - Cook the most perfect scallops every. single. time. So fast and easy to make (just 5 ingredients) yet so so fancy!

Cook the most perfect scallops every. single. time. So fast and easy to make (just 5 ingredients) yet so so fancy!

Brown Butter Scallops - Cook the most perfect scallops every. single. time. So fast and easy to make (just 5 ingredients) yet so so fancy!

A fancy night in. NYE. Monday night. Thursday lunch. COVID-date-night…

Yes, THIS is exactly what you need. Perfectly seared scallops with all the foamy butter, garlic and fresh thyme.

It is divine. It is quick. And it is easy. It takes 5 ingredients and just 30 minutes of your time from start to finish.

Serve with this IP mushroom risotto for a complete meal with all the crusty bread. And wine, of course.

Brown Butter Scallops - Cook the most perfect scallops every. single. time. So fast and easy to make (just 5 ingredients) yet so so fancy!

Brown Butter Scallops

Cook the most perfect scallops every. single. time. So fast and easy to make (just 5 ingredients) yet so so fancy!

15 minutes15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 pounds scallops, about 24
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Directions:

  1. Remove the small side muscle from the scallops, rinse with cold water and thoroughly pat dry.
  2. Season scallops with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Working in batches, add scallops to the skillet in a single layer and cook, flipping once, until golden brown and translucent in the center, about 1-2 minutes per side. Set aside and keep warm.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low; melt remaining 5 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the butter starts to foam. Add garlic and thyme to the skillet, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Return scallops to the skillet; spoon butter over scallops for 1 minute.
  6. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

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12 comments

  1. So good! children in our house are not a fan of seafood but this scallops recipe of yours made them try and they liked it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    looks delicious. Trying out this one for sure!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Oh these look amazing! I think I will make these soon; the scallops look so good in the photos that it makes me want to eat this now! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  4. Looks very good! How do we find out the nutritional information for these recipes?

    • Hi Cheryl! Nutritional information is provided only for select recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, we recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”). Hope that helps!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    They looks so good! Your photos are amazing!

  6. OMG!!!! So good!! I couldn’t stop eating! Shared these with the hubby , but he almost didn’t get any they were so good! Cannot wait to make them again.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Super delicious! Very rich, but the lemon juice provides a tangy counterpoint. A keeper. Thank you.
    For the person who was looking for a side dish ideas, I recommend soup and a nice bread because the scallops are so rich I made a wild rice mushroom soup.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Loved, loved, loved the scallops.
    Do you have any ideas for a side dish to make with these? That’s sometimes the hardest part for me when I cook…..what to make with the main course. I received your cookbook for my birthday in November. I have been making your recipes for years and it is great having them at my fingertips.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    OMG!!!! So good!! I couldn’t stop eating! Shared these with the hubby , but he almost didn’t get any they were so good! Cannot wait to make them again.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    My husband loved these and he’s hard to please! Thanks for sharing!