Sauteed Bay Scallops-in-the-Shell With Lemon Butter And Parsley Recipe

Servings: 4


  • 1 lb Bay Scallops-in-the-Shell
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 3 tb Unsalted butter
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 c Chopped fresh parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper



  1. Choose a saute pan large enough to hold all of the scallops in one layer without overcrowding the pan or without them touching each other. Cook in batches if necessary.
  2. Heat the oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter until nearly smoking.
  3. Add the scallops and cook well on one side before tossing the pan to flip them or gently turning them with a spatula to cook through.
  4. Remove the scallops from the pan and place on a warm serving platter.
  5. Return the pan in which the scallops had been cooked to the fire, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, and cook until the butter begins to turn a light brown color.
  6. When the butter has browned to a hazelnut color add the lemon juice and chopped parsley.
  7. Pour the lemon butter over the scallops, garnish with toasts or croutons and serve promptly.

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