Rating: 3.5 stars
106 Ratings
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This low-fat seafood dinner is easy to prepare, yet very elegant. Scallops cook quickly, making them ideal for busy weeknights.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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

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

183 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 189mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 2g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; protein 23g; vitamin a 437.3IU; vitamin c 3mg; niacin equivalents 2.6mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 4mcg; vitamin b12 1.2mcg; sodium 303mg; potassium 208mg; calcium 70.7mg; iron 2.5mg.