Seared Scallops With White Wine Butter Sauce

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Course: Appetizer
Keyword: scallops


  • 1 1 ⁄2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1 ⁄2lbs sea scallops
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • fresh ground pepper
  • Cooking Instructions:


  • Heat oil in heavy skillet over high heat.
  • When oil begins to smoke add scallops.
  • Sear each side for one minute or until each side is golden brown.
  • Add 1/2 cup of wine and lower heat to medium.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Remove scallops from pan.
  • Add remaining wine and lemon juice,and garlic.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce by half.
  • Add butter, parsley and season with pepper.
  • Place scallops on a plate and smother with sauce.
  • Serve.

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