Easy Garlic-Lemon Scallops

Easy Garlic-Lemon Scallops

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"Scallops sauteed in butter and garlic will melt in your mouth. Lemon juice gives it a nice kick."


20 m servings 408 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 408 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 24.4 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 38.5 g
  • 77%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 152 mg
  • 51%
  • Sodium:
  • 988 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in garlic, and cook for a few seconds until fragrant. Add scallops, and cook for several minutes on one side, then turn over, and continue cooking until firm and opaque.
  2. Remove scallops to a platter, then whisk salt, pepper, and lemon juice into butter. Pour sauce over scallops to serve.
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  1. 118 Ratings


I made some changes - first I infused some olive oil with garlic, I removed the garlic and seared the scallops in the oil on high heat. Once the scallops were done I transfered them to a plate. ...

Made this for dinner last night and we were pleasantly surprised with the results. Bravo!!! A recipe thats oh so simple, but oh so delicious! I followed it exactly and I wouldn't change a thing....

Fantastic!! I used a little less butter and added a touch of white wine and some capers. Mmmmmm!!

Very easy and very tasty! I tripled all ingredients except the scallops and served over angel hair pasta.

This was delicious! My palet just recently found a fondness for seafood but I'm still pretty picky. Tonight my husband made this recipe and I was a little nervous, I'd only had scallops twice ...

Good!.. After cooking the scallops in the butter I took them out and added the lemon and other ingredients back in the pan along with a little marsala wine... simmered a few minutes. Last I thr...

I was almost out of butter, so I used maybe 1/2 Tablespoon of butter and supplemented with olive oil. It turned out SO yummy, though I imagine that with all butter it would be even better. I spr...

We were going to have Chinese takeout tonight and while looking over the menu, I thought scallops in garlic sauce sounded good. Then I realized we had scallops in the freezer and decided to mak...

These were wonderful!! I added chicken broth, white wine, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt pepper and butter in the skillet after searing the scallops, and added the scallops back in o...