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Seared Scallops in Garlic Butter

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish 20 mins
Seared Scallops in Garlic Butter
Ingredients
  • 1  pound  fresh or frozen sea scallops
  • 2  tablespoons  butter or margarine
  • 3  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 2  tablespoons  dry white wine
  • 1  tablespoon  snipped fresh chives or parsley
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt
Directions

1. Thaw scallops, if frozen. RInse scallops; pat dry with paper towels.

2. 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.

3. Makes 4 servings

From the Test KitchenSeared 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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 183,
  • Fat, total (g) 8,
  • chol. (mg) 189,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 2,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 23,
  • vit. A (IU) 437,
  • vit. C (mg) 3,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 4,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 303,
  • Potassium (mg) 208,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Very Lean Meat () 3,
  • Fat () 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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