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Seared Scallops with Lemon Butter Sauce

These pan-seared scallops with lemon butter sauce are delicious, elegant, and ready in less than 10 minutes!


  • 1 lb large sea scallops
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • Juice of half a lemon


  • Pat scallops dry with a paper towel and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet set over medium high heat. Add thyme.
  • Add scallops seasoned side-down and cook without disturbing for 3-4 minutes, until well browned.
  • Flip scallops over and cook until browned, about 2-3 minutes. While scallops are cooking, spoon the butter over the tops to infuse more flavor.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over the scallops and serve.


Calories: 152kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 150mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 572IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 1mg
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