Seared Scallops with Lemon Butter Sauce

Seared Scallops with Lemon Butter Sauce

Seared Scallops with Lemon Butter Sauce

5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 232 kcal


  • 1 pound large fresh sea scallops
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted sweet cream butter
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • white pepper to taste
  • Flat-leaf parsley chopped for garnish
  • Lemon quartered for garnish


  • Pat scallops until very dry. Toss the scallops with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Set the induction cooktop to SEAR and heat the oil in a grill pan. When the oil becomes hot, add the scallops and cook the scallops on one side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. [Start Timer]
  • Add the butter to the pan. Just as the butter melts completely, turn the scallops over and add the lemon juice.
  • Cook scallops an additional minute and remove to a warm plate. Add lemon zest to pan and stir sauce to blend. [Start Timer]
  • Spoon sauce over the scallops, and sprinkle the parsley over the top.
  • Serve Immediately.


Calories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 14gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 446mgPotassium: 281mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 175IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Food Group Seafood
Keyword Easy, Quick
Cooking Method Searing
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