Sunday, January 1, 2012

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)

Ingredients:
4 large wild caught sea scallops (~1 inch thick and 1.5 inch diameter)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 T butter
  1. If frozen, allow scallops to thaw overnight and maybe into the next day if they're really big. 
  2. Pat dry, set aside.
  3. Melt butter in pan on medium high heat, add garlic. 
  4. Once butter starts browning (but garlic shouldn't be burnt), add scallops.
  5. 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. 

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