Posted: January 22 2011 in RecipesFish & Shellfish

“Scallops sautéed in butter and garlic will melt in your mouth. Lemon juice gives it a nice kick.”

3/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons minced garlic
2 pounds large sea scallops
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in garlic, and cook for a few seconds until fragrant. Add scallops, and cook for several minutes on one side, then turn over, and continue cooking until firm and opaque.

Remove scallops to a platter, then whisk salt, pepper, and lemon juice into butter. Pour sauce over scallops to serve.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves 6