Garlic Butter Herb Scallops

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 4
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Garlic Butter Herb Scallops are pan seared and have the best buttery garlic herb sauce. This is a quick and simple meal that tastes straight from a restaurant!
Course Main Course

Ingredients

  • cup kosher salt plus more for seasoning
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 Pound Large Scallops
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon cup freshly chopped oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped
  • garnish with lemon wedges and chopped parsley if desired

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl combine salt and 1 cup hot water, stirring to dissolve the salt. Add ice water to cool the brine. Add scallops to the brine and let stand for 10 minutes. Line a sheet pan with paper towels and set aside.
  2. Drain the scallops, rinse under cold water, and then arrange in a single layer on the paper towel-lined sheet pan. Place another paper towel on top of the scallops and gently pat scallops. Remove as much surface moisture as possible for the best browning results when cooked.
  3. In a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil and let heat until it starts to smoke. Salt and pepper the capers and add to the skillet. Sear scallops for 3- 3 1/2 minutes on each side until they are golden brown on each side. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate.
  4. Add the butter, garlic, and fresh herbs. Saute for 1-2 minutes and add the scallops back to the pan and heat through. Garnish with lemon and fresh chopped parsley on top.