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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Scallops Saute'

Scallops are one of my favorite seafoods. They are so easy to prepare and perfect for any occasion. This is my favorite way to cook them.

Scallops Saute
4 servings
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1 pound sea or bay scallops
1/4 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced parsley
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Wash the scallops and dry thoroughly. If sea scallops are very large, cut them in half.

In a large skillet heat two tablespoons of the butter and add the salt, pepper, paprika and garlic.

Add enough scallops to cover the bottom of the skillet without crowding. Cook quickly over high heat, turning or stirring occasionally, until golden brown, five to ten minutes. Transfer the scallops to a heated platter. Repeat the process until all the scallops are cooked.

In the same skillet place the parsley, lemon juice and remaining butter. Heat until the butter melts and pour over the scallops.


  1. Yum, I am with you, scallops are delicious. I have trouble with over-cooking however. These sound lovely.

  2. Guess what I just treated myself to for lunch :). DELISH!!!

    I'll have to get some photos next time so I can blog about them.

  3. Oh, I can hardly wait to make this one!


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