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Pan-Seared Butter Scallops on a pan

10 Minute Pan-Seared Butter Scallops

Our delicious pan-seared scallops are quick, elegant, and super fresh. Serve them as a fancy entree or topper for salads or pasta!
Course Main Course, seafood
Cuisine American
Keyword pan seared scallops, scallops
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 288kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Pat the scallops dry with a paper towel and season them with salt on both sides.
    Seasoned scallops on a plate
  • Preheat a pan over medium-high heat with oil until it's sizzling hot. Add the scallops into the pan. About 60 -90 seconds in, turn them over. As soon as the other side is golden, remove them from the heat.
    Scallops on a pan
  • To the same pan, add lemon juice, butter, and garlic. As the butter melts, scrape the bottom of the pan to get as much flavor incorporated as possible.
    Butter, lemon and garlic in a pan
  • Pour the butter mixture over cooked scallops. Sprinkle with fresh herbs. Serve right away!
    Pan-Seared Butter Scallops on a pan


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1241mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 611IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg