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Home > Recipes > Scallops Recipes > Bay Scallops with Garlic Parsley Butter Sauce


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh or frozen bay scallops, thawed, rinsed and patted dry
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Step 1

    Heat olive oil in a skillet over high heat. When oil begins to smoke, pour scallops into pan. Cook for 30 seconds without stirring.

  • Step 2

    Toss scallops in pan and stir in garlic. Cook and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  • Step 3

    Stir wine and lemon juice into scallops, bring to a boil, and cook for about 30 seconds.

  • Step 4

    Stir parsley and cold butter into scallops and remove from heat. When butter melts, stir in salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

  • Step 5

    Spoon scallops over buttered toast or pasta and serve immediately.

  • Preparation Time: 10min
  • Cook Time: 3min
  • Ready Time: 13min
  • Servings: 4-6
Nutrition Facts
  • Calories: 528kcal
  • Protein: 45g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Cholesterol: 149mg
  • Sodium: 780mg

Recipe courtesy of Club.Cooking