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Skillet Sea Scallops

You'll want to slip this recipe into the front of your last-minute guests file. Pasta and mixed greens nicely complement the tender, citrusy shellfish. —Margaret E. Lowenberg, Kingman, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound sea scallops
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • In a shallow bowl, toss bread crumbs with salt. Dip scallops in crumb mixture to coat both sides, patting to help coating adhere.
  • In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium-high heat. Add scallops; cook 1-1/2 to 2 minutes on each side or until firm and opaque. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  • Add wine, lemon juice and garlic to same pan; bring to a boil. Stir in parsley. Drizzle over scallops; serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 249 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 618mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 starch.

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