Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Courtesy of Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa. A GREAT recipe for those seafood lovers! Amazingly simple to make and quick to the table... Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If you're using bay scallops, keep them whole.
  2. If you're using sea scallops, cut each one in 1/2 horizontally.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, toss with flour, and shake off the excess.
  4. In a very large saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter over high heat until sizzling and add the scallops in 1 layer.
  5. Lower the heat to medium, and allow the scallops to brown lightly on 1 side without moving them, then turn and brown lightly on the other side. This should take 3-4 minutes, total.
  6. Melt the rest of the butter in the pan with the scallops, then add the shallots, garlic, and parsley, and saute for 2 more minutes, tossing the seasonings with the scallops.
  7. Add the wine, cook for 1 minute, and taste for seasoning.
  8. Serve hot with a squeeze of lemon juice.


Most Helpful

Excellent, straightforward treatment of scallops. I found the cooking time just a tad long--my Step 5 time was more like three minutes, but I think this is a matter of taste. The very nice sauce allows the flavor of the scallops to shine through. Thanks, Linda!

Chef Kate April 08, 2009

LOVE this recipe! We are big seafood eaters and this is a perfect scallop recipe. The lemon is a great touch and I serve this over angel hair.

theargylephile October 06, 2010

Good thing I made this today, for tomorrow is the big D (dreaded diet) Day. Mighty rich, but we loved it. Goes a long way, especially if served with heavy sides such as potatoes, etc. Made exactly as stated, except I left the sea scallops whole rather than halving them. Oh, just remembered that I used 1 1/2 lbs. of sea scallops. Relatively easy recipe, especially if you are organized and have everything cut and ready to go before beginning. (I was not and things were a bit hectic at the end. Shame on me.) The shallots added a very good flavor to this dish. Used a cheap white wine to cut down on cost and that was just fine. Great recipe, Linda!!

golfergirlj January 01, 2008

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