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Lemon-Butter Scallops

  • Author: Myles
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Making this dish will only take 15 minutes of your time. The result would be delicious…buttery scallops that everybody will surely enjoy!



1 lb. scallops

1 tbsp. butter (unsalted)

salt and pepper to taste

For the sauce:

2 tbsp. butter (unsalted)

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1 lemon (only the juice)

salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp. fresh parsley leaves (chopped)


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter.
  2. Season scallops with salt and pepper.
  3. Add scallops to the skillet and cook each side for about 2 minutes or until golden brown and translucent in the center. Set aside.
  4. Make the sauce by melting 2 tablespoons of butter in the skillet. Once melted, add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve scallops with the lemon-butter sauce garnished with parsley.


Before cooking the scallops, you should remove the small side muscle and then rinse the scallops with cold water and pat dry.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes