Seared Scallops and Butter Pan Sauce

Marisa Dooley (author) Oct 31, 2020
Seared Scallops and Butter Pan Sauce
Average Recipe
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes

Scallops are a great protein option that are quick to prepare and simple to make at home if you know a few tricks. The goal is to quickly sear the first side of the scallop in a very hot skillet, flip and quickly cook the second side. You will likely not get a nice sear on the second side, as you have to be careful to not overcook the scallops and make them tough. The scallop should still feel soft when pressed on with your finger, and the inside should be creamy and just barely translucent. Serve scallops with steamed vegetables and a green salad for a nourishing low-carb meal. 

1 pounds scallops
2 tablespoons avocado oil divided
½ teaspoons sea salt
¼ cups cold butter divided
4 cloves garlic minced
¼ cups dry white wine
½ cups chicken bone broth
1 freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoons minced fresh chives
1 teaspoons minced parsley