Seared Garlic Butter Scallops
I love a sweet, juicy, salty, buttery scallop. The prep is so simple and the result so satisfying. Enjoy as an appetizer or as a meal with rice or buttered noodles and a side steamed asparagus!
Servings: 2 (2 sea scallops per person)
Time: 20 minutes (not including thaw time if scallops are frozen)
4 large wild caught sea scallops (~1 inch thick and 1.5 inch diameter)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 T butter
- If frozen, allow scallops to thaw overnight and maybe into the next day if they're really big.
- Pat dry, set aside.
- Melt butter in pan on medium high heat, add garlic.
- Once butter starts browning (but garlic shouldn't be burnt), add scallops.
- Sear on each side for ~3 minutes, time varies on how thick your scallops are. Serve with garlic butter sauce from pan, including the super flavorful browned bits.