Scallops in Sage Cream Recipe
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Scallops in Sage Cream Recipe

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“I didn’t want to hide the ocean freshness of the scallops I bought on the dock from a local fisherman, so I used simple but perfect ingredients to showcase them.” —Joan Churchill, DOVER, NH.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds sea scallops
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 fresh sage leaves, thinly sliced
  • Hot cooked pasta, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 408 calories, 28g fat (12g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 441mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, trace fiber), 30g protein


  1. Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook scallops in 2 tablespoons oil for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes on each side or until firm and opaque. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, saute shallots in remaining oil until tender. Add cream; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 30 seconds or until slightly thickened.
  3. Return scallops to the pan; heat through. Stir in sage. Serve with pasta if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Scallops in Sage Cream in Taste of Home December/January 2010, p36

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

"This was delicious! Normally, I am not a big fan of scallops, but these were great. I actually used bay instead of sea scallops, because they were MUCH cheaper, and if you just cook them a little less, the recipe still works. The light sauce accents the scallops perfectly!"

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"I have made this several times. The whole family loves it! I love the ease of making this, fabulous dinner!"

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2011

"Good, didn't have any fresh sage, so used dried. Needed a little extra salt and pepper, but was good. Also used a tiny bit of butter in the sauce to make it a bit creamier."

Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"This was fantastic!!! I substituted onions for shallots & added garlic."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2011

"Great. Definetly making this again"

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