Bay Scallops With Balsamic and Basil

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Parsley

Serve over fine egg noodles or rice. For best results, use fresh (not dried ) basil.

Top Review by Jason - Monroe

I've never cooked scallops with balsamic vinegar before, but it was a very nice touch! I did adjust the recipe a bit to make it more flavorful and colorful based on previous comments. Here's what I did: 1. Added approx 1/3 cup of Sun Dried Tomatoes 2. Added a third clove of garlic 3. Mixed fresh basil in after I pulled the scallops from the heat. I cook quite a bit with basil and I find that the flavor gets pulled out of it the longer it cooks. I prefer it not cooked at all. All this over a bed of angel hair pasta and it was PERFECT! I will definitely make again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet over medium high heat, melt butter and saute the shallots and garlic in the butter, stirring frequently, until tender.
  2. Add scallops and basil to the skillet and saute for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add vinegar, sugar, pepper and salt (if needed) and saute an additional 2-3 minutes or until the scallops are opaque.
  4. Serve immediately over fine noodles or rice.

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