Is there anything better than getting a delicious meal on your plate in 15 minutes? Like seriously, I love those kinds of meals because it makes life so much easier! Yes, I am basically saying you can have these super delicious Lemon Garlic Butter Scallops on your plate in 15 minutes!
Thaw and pat dry the sea scallops. Allow to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes.
Mince the garlic and chop the parsley.
Heat a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat and add in the olive oil and butter.
Add in the scallops and pan sear each side for 2 minutes without moving.
Add in the garlic and parsley and cook for another minute and half.
Remove the skillet from heat, drizzle some lemon juice on the scallops and serve.
If possible, consider buying dry packed scallops, this means natural scallops that have not been treated with phosphates.
Keep an eye on the scallops. Be sure to monitor your scallops because if they are overcooked, they will be rubbery and chewy.
Add in the scallops without over crowding the pan because over crowding will create more water and cause the scallops to boil rather than sear.
Add some chili flakes, near the end of the sear, if you want a spicy kick!
If the pan doesn't fit all your scallops, you can cook them in two batches and return them back in when it's time to add the garlic and butter.
Don't move around the scallops while they cook.When searing these Garlic Buter Scallops, you do not want to move the scallops for 2 minutes without moving them so they can obtain a crunchy crust on the outside.