Bay Scallops with Garlic Parsley Butter Sauce

Bay Scallops with Garlic Parsley Butter Sauce

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Chef John 19407

"They say smell is the sense most closely linked to memory recall, and that was certainly the case while making these garlicky, buttery bay scallops on toast. As waves of the wonderful aromas wafted up from the pan, they brought back a flood of vivid memories of my first kitchen job."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 528 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 25 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 45.7 g
  • 91%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 149 mg
  • 50%
  • Sodium:
  • 780 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Spread 1/2 tablespoon butter on one side of each piece of toasted Italian bread. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over high heat. When oil begins to smoke, pour scallops into pan. Cook for 30 seconds without stirring.
  3. Toss scallops in pan and stir in garlic. Cook and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Stir wine and lemon juice into scallops, bring to a boil, and cook for about 30 seconds.
  5. Stir parsley and cold butter into scallops and remove from heat. When butter melts, stir in salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  6. Spoon scallops over buttered toast and serve immediately.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • To make this as a pasta sauce, add 1 1/2 cups heavy cream when adding the wine.
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I made this tonight as a mothers day dinner and followed the recipe exactly. The only thing I did differently was cook shrimp with the scallops and instead of eating on bread I served it in my s...

Wonderful, easy and absolutely perfect. I have made this twice first as an appetizer served on the toasted bread. Then I made it to serve over pasta as noted at the bottom of the recipe. For ...

This recipe is excellent. I had large scallops and they turned out perfect. Severed them with potatoes sliced potatoes long way drench in olive oil and dredge in bread crumbs bake 450 for 30 mi...