Seared Scallops in Garlic Butter
What's on the Menu Today?
Imagine perfectly seared sea scallops, kissed with a golden crust, bathed in aromatic garlic butter. Hungry yet? We thought so! Dive in to explore the taste, know where we get our scallops from, and, of course, learn to cook them to perfection.
Taste the Ocean's Bounty
Every bite of our scallops will transport you straight to the ocean's edge. They boast a natural sweetness, complemented by a touch of salt and the rich depth of garlic-infused butter. It's a culinary journey you don't want to miss!
Our Scallops - A Class Apart
Ever wondered why our scallops taste so genuine and fresh? They're Wild, Naturally Sweet Atlantic Sea Scallops, harvested right from the Mid-Atlantic area off New England's coast. They're not just any scallops - they're Dry Pack Scallops, unprocessed and untouched by water or chemicals. This ensures each scallop remains pure, naturally sweet, and wildly delicious.
Nutrition Plus Taste? Absolutely!
Our scallops are not just a treat for your taste buds but also a boost for your health. Packed with high-quality protein, essential vitamins, and minerals, you're indulging in wellness with every bite.
Curious Minds Want to Know
- Why do dry pack scallops matter? They guarantee that you're tasting scallops in their purest form, without any added water or chemicals.
- How many scallops come in a pack? They're large, with less than 15 count per lb, packed 4 scallops per package. Each serving package weighs 5+ oz.
Freshen Up with Herbs
When it comes to seared scallops, introducing fresh herbs can dramatically enhance the flavors and aroma of the dish. Here's a handpicked selection of herbs that pair beautifully with the sweet and briny profile of scallops:
- Tarragon: With its anise-like flavor, tarragon complements the sweetness of the scallops. It pairs especially well when you're preparing a butter or wine sauce to accompany your dish.
- Cilantro: This zesty herb adds a fresh, citrusy touch. It's excellent for those looking to infuse a bit of a tropical or Asian flair into their scallop recipes.
- Chives: These bring a mild oniony flavor without overpowering the delicate taste of the scallops. Chopped chives can also be a visually appealing garnish on your plate.
- Basil: Its sweet and peppery notes can be a delightful addition, especially if you're aiming for a Mediterranean-inspired scallop dish.
- Parsley: A classic! Parsley's fresh and slightly peppery taste makes it a versatile herb to use with scallops. It's not just for garnish; finely chopped parsley can be sprinkled atop for a burst of green and flavor.
- Dill: Its feathery leaves and unique citrusy flavor profile can be a refreshing complement, particularly if you're preparing a cream-based sauce for your scallops.
Remember, the beauty of cooking lies in experimentation. Feel free to mix and match these herbs, or even introduce your personal favorites to make the dish uniquely yours.
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
Oil (such as vegetable or canola oil)
2-3 Tablespoons of Butter
2 Garlic Cloves
2 Sprigs of Fresh Parsley
Fresh Herbs of your Choice
Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. While the skillet is heating up, pat the sea scallops dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture. Sprinkle one side of the sea scallops with salt and the other side with black pepper. Be sure to season both sides of the scallops evenly. Once the skillet is hot, add a small amount of oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Allow the oil to heat up for a moment.
Carefully place the seasoned scallops into the skillet, salted side down. Make sure to space them out to prevent overcrowding, which can cause steaming instead of searing. Let the scallops cook without disturbing them for about 2 minutes. You'll know they're ready to flip when they easily release from the skillet and have a golden crust on the bottom. Once the scallops are ready to flip, turn them over using a spatula. Be gentle to avoid breaking them.
Add butter to the skillet, along with the cloves of garlic (you can mince or thinly slice the garlic cloves) and freshly chopped parsley. Continue to cook the scallops for another minute or until they are cooked to your desired level of doneness and the butter is melted and fragrant. As the scallops finish cooking, you can baste them with the garlic-infused butter in the skillet to enhance their flavor and moisture.
Remove the skillet from the heat, and serve the scallops immediately, drizzling them with the flavorful garlic butter sauce from the pan and any fresh herbs you would like to add to your dish.
- Serving Size
- 1 Serving
- per serving
- 2 grams
- 8 grams
- 23 grams