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Cooking gourmet seafood at home is faster and easier than going out for dinner. This Brown Butter Scallops dish with golden brown scallops and a delicious buttery sauce tastes like a million bucks for a fraction of the cost! From www.www.babaganosh.org

Cooking gourmet seafood at home is faster and easier than going out for dinner. This Brown Butter Scallops dish with golden brown scallops and a delicious buttery sauce tastes like a million bucks for a fraction of the cost!

Cooking gourmet seafood at home is faster and easier than going out for dinner. This Brown Butter Scallops dish with golden brown scallops and a delicious buttery sauce tastes like a million bucks for a fraction of the cost! From www.www.babaganosh.org

Hey all! We had a fantastic Labor Day weekend, and I hope you did too. The coastal storm that was promised stayed away completely here in NJ and we had gorgeous weather. Since the weather forecast was rainy, Aldo and I didn’t have any BBQ plans so we had the weekend to ourselves to relax. And since the weather turned out beautiful, we got to spend lots of time outdoors – we went hiking on Saturday and then had a picnic and outdoor nap at the park on Sunday. On Monday we had ourselves a lovely romantic dinner at home.

I made these Brown Butter Scallops for dinner and served them with roasted spiralized potatoes and steamed broccoli that has been tossed in the Brown Butter sauce from the scallops. The whole combination was absolutely delicious, especially with a glass of chilled, crisp white wine. It was the perfect way for us to end a long holiday weekend together.

Cooking gourmet seafood at home is faster and easier than going out for dinner. This Brown Butter Scallops dish with golden brown scallops and a delicious buttery sauce tastes like a million bucks for a fraction of the cost! From www.www.babaganosh.org

Scallops is one of those ingredients that is so expensive in restaurants yet so easy to cook at home. Because of this, we usually cook scallops at home, so we can eat more than 3 tiny pieces and have it not cost $28 per plate. This Brown Butter Scallop recipe couldn’t be easier – just heat some butter in a pan until it starts browning, throw in some scallops to brown on both sides and bam! – done in 5 minutes. SO decadent, so delicious. So many ”So’s” in this paragraph. 🙂

Cooking gourmet seafood at home is faster and easier than going out for dinner. This Brown Butter Scallops dish with golden brown scallops and a delicious buttery sauce tastes like a million bucks for a fraction of the cost! From www.www.babaganosh.org

Cooking gourmet seafood at home is faster and easier than going out for dinner. This Brown Butter Scallops dish with golden brown scallops and a delicious buttery sauce tastes like a million bucks for a fraction of the cost! From www.www.babaganosh.org
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5 from 6 votes

Brown Butter Scallops

Brown Butter Scallops are so easy to make at home and make for a gourmet dinner at a fraction of the cost of restaurant scallops.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Kate
Cost: $15

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 lb scallops thawed if frozen
  • Optional: Salt & Pepper
  • Juice of 1/4 lemon (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon parsley leaves , chopped

Instructions

  • Use a paper towel to thoroughly dry the scallops.
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter until bubbles start to form. Add the scallops and cook over high heat for about 3 minutes, or until the scallops turn golden brown on the bottom. Season lightly with salt and pepper, if desired. Use tongs to carefully flip the scallops and cook for another 3 minutes or until scallops are fully cooked. Squeeze some lemon juice over the scallops. Remove from the skillet and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve with your favorite side dish.

Notes

You can add some steamed/boiled broccoli to the remaining lemon-butter sauce and saute for 2-3 minutes until the broccoli is heated through and covered in delicious lemony brown butter sauce.
To make the spiralized potatoes: spiralize 2 medium potatoes and toss with olive oil, salt, and chili powder. Roast at 350F for about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are fully cooked.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Brown Butter Scallops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 470mg20%
Potassium 232mg7%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 87IU2%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* The nutritional information shown here is just an estimate and not meant to be used as dietary/nutritional advice. Please consult a nutritionist for exact nutritional information based on the exact ingredients you use.

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Elena Weinstein

Thursday 8th of September 2016

Hmmm, I've never cooked them. It seems really easy. And I like your "many so's" sentence.

Kate

Thursday 8th of September 2016

It *is* really easy! And thank you so much! :)