Seared Scallops in Garlic Butter
- Thaw scallops, if frozen. RInse scallops; pat dry with paper towels.
- In a 12-inch skillet cook garlic in 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat for 30 seconds. Add the scallops. Cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes or until scallops turn opaque. Remove from skillet and transfer to a serving platter. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter and wine to the skillet. Cook and stir to loosen any browned bits. Pour over scallops; sprinkle with chives and salt.
- Makes 4 servings
From the Test Kitchen
Seared Shrimp in Garlic Butter:
Prepare as above, except substitute 1-1/2 pounds fresh or frozen medium shrimp in shells for the scallops. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Cook shrimp in the butter and garlic for 1 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque. Continue as above.
Nutrition Facts (Seared Scallops in Garlic Butter)
- Per serving:
- 183 kcal cal.,
- 8 g fat
- (4 g sat. fat,
- 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 2 g monounsatured fat),
- 189 mg chol.,
- 303 mg sodium,
- 2 g carb.,
- 0 g fiber,
- 0 g sugar,
- 23 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet