Seared scallops with an herb butter sauce

19 Dec

ScallopsI volunteered to make my mom dinner for Mother’s Day, and what says I love you more than seared scallops with an herb butter sauce? Here’s the recipe:

Scallop ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 1/2 pounds of dry-packed sea scallops
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Herb butter sauce ingredients (serves 4)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons chilled butter (cubed)
  •  1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper

Scallop recipe

Step 1: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add canola oil and let heat up.

Step 2: Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper. Add scallops to the pan.


Step 3: Let scallops cook for 3 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.Scallop3


Herb butter sauce recipe

Step 1: Combine wine, shallots, and vinegar in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Let cook for 5 minutes.

Step 2: Reduce heat to low. Add butter cubes 1 at a time, allowing them to fully melt before adding the next.

Step 3: Stir in parsley, chives, thyme, salt, and pepper.

Herb Butter Sauce

Step 4: Spoon sauce over scallops. Serve and enjoy.


The richness of the scallops and the brightness of the fresh herbs pair perfectly, making each bite even better than the last. Try it out yourself and let me know what you think.

One Response to “Seared scallops with an herb butter sauce”

  1. beautybycopperstar July 23, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

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