Lemon Garlic Scallops

Just a quick post of our lunch today.  I like to try new recipes for seafood.  Today it was sea scallops with lemon, garlic, and thyme. I think it came out very well.  I always struggle to get the scallops to brown without overcooking, but the flavor was a great combination and some paprika added color so perhaps next time I will get them seared a little more.

  • 12 o.z. sea scallops
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 3 cloves garlic – minced
  • salt and pepper
  • paprika if desired
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 Tbs butter

In hot skillet  (medium high heat) add olive oil.  Pat scallops dry and add to hot oil.  Sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper.  Add garlic as juices begin to release from the scallops.  Cook for about 5 minutes; as liquid begins to evaporate add paprika, lemon juice, lemon zest and butter.  Serve with rice if desired.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

4 thoughts on “Lemon Garlic Scallops

    • Hope you do give it a try. You may need to adjust your time a bit depending on the size of the scallops; mine said “large sea scallops” but they were by no means the big ones I see in the seafood department sometimes ~ I would say there were about 15 – 16 scallops in a 12 o.z. package.

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