Sauteed Sea Scallops with Shallots

Total Time
30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

My family loves scallops and I like using sea scallops because they are generally more available and less expensive than the smaller bay scallops. A simple test for freshness, a very mild, sweet scent and a translucent, almost white color.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet.
  2. Season flour with salt and pepper and toss sliced scallops in it.
  3. Drop scallops in hot oil and sauté very quickly until golden about 4 minutes.
  4. Remove scallops to serving platter with slotted spoon.
  5. Sauté shallots in same oil 5-6 minutes.
  6. DO NOT BROWN.
  7. Remove shallots and sprinkle them over scallops.
  8. KEEP WARM.
  9. Pour over excess oil from pan, add white wine and stir over high heat until wine is reduced by half.
  10. Pour over scallops and sprinkle on herbs and serve while hot with lemon wedges.