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Seared Scallops

Perfectly seared scallops are served on a bed of creamy risotto and garnished with fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon for a simple yet elegant dinner.

Tasty Team
97% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Seared Scallops

Under 30 minutes


for 4 servings

  • 1 lb sea scallops (455 g), side muscles removed
  • fine sea salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 tablespoon dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 207
  • Fat 10g
  • Carbs 6g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Protein 23g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Pat the scallops dry with a paper towel.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, add the oil.
  4. When the oil is hot, add the scallops and cook until golden brown on one side, 2-3 minutes.
  5. Gently turn the scallops, and add the butter and garlic to the pan.
  6. Continue to cook, spooning the butter over the scallops until they are cooked through, about 3 minutes more.
  7. Add the white wine, cook another 10 seconds.
  8. Serve with chives.
  9. Enjoy!
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Seared Scallops