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Garlic Butter Scallops
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Garlic Butter Scallops

Garlic Butter Scallops are a breeze to make and look super fancy!  Best part? They're so delicious!!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: seafood, scallops, garlic, butter, dinner, main dish
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Taylor


For the scallops:

  • 1 lb scallops
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the garlic butter sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped


  • Pat scallops dry with a paper towel, removing excess moisture and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Once the butter is melted and hot, add the scallops.
  • Cook scallops 2-3 minutes on each side, until each side is golden brown and the scallops are translucent in the center.
  • Remove the scallops from the skillet and reduce heat to low to make the garlic butter sauce.
  • Add remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet.
  • Once the butter has melted, add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, watching it carefully so it does not brown.
  • Add lemon juice and chives, whisking to combine, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve the scallops with garlic butter sauce spooned on top.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg