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Seared Scallops with Citrus Herb Sauce

Be sure to pat the scallops with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture. This helps create that perfectly browned and flavorful scallop your better half will love. —April Lane, Greeneville, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound sea scallops
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon minced fresh oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon

Directions

  • Pat scallops dry with paper towels; sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add scallops; sear for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and firm. Remove from the skillet; keep warm.
  • Wipe skillet clean if necessary. Saute garlic in remaining butter until tender; stir in sherry. Cook until liquid is almost evaporated; stir in the remaining ingredients. Serve with scallops.
Nutrition Facts
3 scallops with 1-1/2 teaspoons sauce: 314 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 691mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.

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  • SuSey22
    Jan 10, 2019

    1/10/19 : we had scallops left over from our Christmas Eve seven fishes dinner and I had searched for something” different”, an easy, creative way to use them...this was perfect, so easy and my husband loved the flavor profile! I seared the scallops well but tried not to overcook and they came out perfect. I will make this often! I served them w wild rice and buttery garlic green beans .

  • melita123
    Aug 26, 2015

    I have never cooked scallops until today. They turned out delicious, but were a bit hard. I wonder if I cooked them too long. The taste was delicious though.

  • sungalforever
    Jan 29, 2012

    Delicious and so easy to make.

  • csulliv6
    Jan 3, 2012

    I made this last night for my boyfriend and I along with the Shiitake & Butternut Risotto. I'm not a big fan of sea food and I thought it was delicious. Next time I will probably tone down the lemon because I'm not a big fan. Otherwise Perfect.

  • peddlinannie
    Nov 30, 2011

    Perfect.