Seared Scallops with Browned Butter Lemon Sauce

Yield: 4 servings

I'll never ever understand people who say they dislike chocolate or who say they dislike seafood. Those are some of my all time favorite foods (not together though... ewh). I...

17 Responses to “Seared Scallops with Browned Butter Lemon Sauce”

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — March 20, 2013 at 8:59 am

    This looks amazing!! I actually had something very similar at a restaurant for lunch yesterday.

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    Tracey — March 20, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Scallops are the best, but like you, I don’t buy them much because of the price tag. Next time I find a good deal I definitely want to try this – love, love, love brown butter!!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — March 20, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Mmm, I’m a scallop lover too! I used to be anti-seafood but that has definitely changed among recent years, and now scallops are one of my favorite things EVER. Love this version with brown butter and lemon. Yum! Pinned πŸ™‚

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    Tieghan — March 20, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    I have never made nor had scallops, but this is the recipe I am going to try!

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    Lokness @ The Missing Lokness — March 21, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I love scallops too! I am always looking for a great sauce to go with scallops. Yours sounds perfect! Brown butter and lemon? YUM! Try it out soon.

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    Linda | The Urban Mrs — March 21, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Yum yum! Thankfully love both chocolates and seafood. So, this scallop is perfect dish for me, especially after a long day at work. Woohoo!

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    Hayley — April 1, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    I made these for my family Friday and it was a huge hit! Absolutely delicious!

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    Laurie — April 5, 2013 at 6:47 am

    This recipe sounds delightful. I happen to have some scallops in the freezer that I would love to cook but wonder if frozen scallops would not work well for this recipe. Advise?

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      Tessa — April 6, 2013 at 7:49 am

      Thawed frozen scallops should work fine – just make sure you pat them dry really well.

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    Cleo — April 6, 2013 at 5:11 am

    i don’t buy them too often because they tend to be pricey but this is a great recipe, I will definately try it soon.

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    Carole — May 23, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Carole’s Chatter is collecting scallop dishes today. This is a nice one. I do hope you pop over and link in. This is the link . Cheers

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    Doug didier — July 21, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Missing seafood tag here.

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    Mary — September 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Can you substitute salted butter for unsalted and eliminate or reduce the added salt?

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      Tessa — September 5, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      Yep! Just salt to taste.

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    Jennie — February 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I found some scallops on sale and was looking for a simple sauce. This is it! Thank you!

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    Karolyne — April 2, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I made this with a few adjustments (as usual) I used a Maggie fish seasonings with garlic n onion powder n black pepper which I also added to the scallops n set aside, then I thinly sliced garlic, fresh parsley n about 3 scallions/green onions. I seared the scallops n butter only n removed them n then I sauteed the prior seasonings n a herbed butter with a little reg land o lakes butter then added1/3 of a fresh lemon’s juice n then put the seared scallops n this sauce n served over linguine…it was absolutely delish!! πŸ™‚ u must try!! πŸ™‚

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    Chris — December 24, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I had some leftover raw sea scallops on Christmas Eve (today), just as guests were arriving, and wanted to do something with them so I found this recipe…went out to the yard and clipped some fresh lemon thyme, parsley, and came back in and made this for a quick appetizer I didn’t have a shallot, so I just used a quarter of an onion chopped fine – it got RAVE reviews from everyone crowded around the plate!! Thank you!!!

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