Quick Pan-Seared Scallops


Delicious way to prepare scallops.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
21 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 small shallot, minced

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 12 sea scallops

  • 1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, or to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallot; cook and stir until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour in lemon juice and cook until evaporated, scraping the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon to release any browned bits, about 3 minutes.

  2. Place scallops 1/2 inch apart in the skillet. Cook until browned on the bottom, about 1 minute. Flip and continue cooking until the second side is deeply browned, about 1 minute more.

  3. Transfer scallops to a serving plate; season with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley.

Cook's Note:

Substitute 1/4 cup minced yellow onion for the shallot if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

176 Calories
8g Fat
6g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 176
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 285mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 376mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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