Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is my favorite way to prepare scallops. Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit ( October, 1981).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.
  2. Stir in garlic, tarragon and oregano.
  3. Add scallops and season with paprika, salt and pepper.
  4. Squeeze lemon juice over scallops and saute for 5 minutes or until scallops turn opaque.
  5. Increase heat to medium-high and add sherry cooking until there is almost no liquid in pan.
  6. Transfer to serving dish.
  7. Sprinkle with paprika, parsley and lemon slices.
Most Helpful

Served this over angel hair pasta -very good. I recommend increasing the spices and sherry, though. I didn't think there was enough sauce.

Pat from Ohio December 29, 2003

This recipe was excellent! I added about a cup of mushrooms to the scallops while cooking and that created enough liquid to serve over linguine. The combination of the spices and wine gave this dish such a nice flavor. I will definitely prepare this again. Thanks! :)

Lynda L March 30, 2004

Great recipe!!!!I had this with rice and it went along with the other recipes that I made. It was like a smorgasbord of scallops and shrimp at my house. Thank you so much!!!

~jb4~ February 17, 2004