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Sea Scallops and Mushrooms

"This is a foolproof yet elegant way to make sea scallops, which are somewhat tricky," Lynnae Neuberger of Marshfield, Wisconsin says of her no-fuss main dish. "And it couldn't be simpler because it uses the microwave."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    3 servings


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen sea scallops, thawed and rinsed
  • 12 small fresh mushrooms, halved
  • 1 tablespoon white wine or chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted


  • Place the scallops and mushrooms in a 9-in. glass pie plate or dish. Combine the wine, lemon juice and seasonings; pour over scallop mixture.
  • Cover and microwave at 50% power for 2 minutes; stir. Cover and microwave at 50% power 4 to 4-1/2 minutes longer or until scallops turn opaque. Stir in melted butter.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 170 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 407mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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  • scubacas
    Nov 14, 2013

    This was super easy and overall wasn't was just not how I'd like my scallops; I increased all the ingredients because I had a feeling it may be a bit bland and even after increasing the ingredients it was just not super flavorful. I'm glad I tried it--it showed me that other recipes I've made really are that good and worth a little bit more time they might take to prepare.

  • Tomcatlover
    Jun 18, 2012

    Turned out wonderful! Just like a restaurant-style dish. The microwave is great for cooking scallops.

    Jul 13, 2009

    I'm getting ready to make this again for supper. It was soo easy and delicious. I served this over no-yolk egg noodles. This time I am also going to saute some zucchini w/ sesame seeds as a side dish.