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Lemon Garlic Butter Scallops

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Lemon Garlic Butter Scallops are a delectable and nutritious seafood dish rich in lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids. This recipe features succulent scallops seared to perfection and coated in a flavorful lemon garlic butter sauce for a mouthwatering dining experience.

Ingredients

 

  • 1 lb large sea scallops, patted dry
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Lemon wedges for serving
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Instructions

 

 

  1. Pat the scallops dry with paper towels. Season with salt and black pepper on both sides.

  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.

  3. Add the scallops to the skillet, making sure not to overcrowd them. Sear for 2-3 minutes on each side until they develop a golden-brown crust.

  4. Remove the scallops from the skillet and set them aside.

  5. In the same skillet, add unsalted butter. Allow it to melt and then add minced garlic. Sauté for 1-2 minutes until the garlic is fragrant.

  6. Return the scallops to the skillet, and add fresh lemon juice and lemon zest.

  7. Toss the scallops in the lemon garlic butter sauce for an additional 1-2 minutes, ensuring they are coated evenly.

  8. Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over the scallops and toss once more.

  9. Remove from heat.

  10. Serve the Lemon Garlic Butter Scallops hot, garnished with additional chopped parsley and lemon wedges on the side.

  11. Pair with your favorite side dishes or a bed of sautéed spinach for a complete and delightful meal.

 

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Enjoy the exquisite flavor of perfectly seared scallops with the zesty kick of lemon and garlic!

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