Savory Sauteed Scallops with Cherry Tomatoes

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by MrsEl

I found this recipe in a magazine over 10 years ago. Since that day, I have served this dish to many scallop lovers - not one has been disappointed yet. Key is NOT to overcook the scallops. They cook VERY quickly. I like very flavorful dishes - usually double this sauce and serve the dish with couscous.

Top Review by Merlot

Oh MrsEl ! I am so glad you suggested this dish to me. It is absolutely wonderful. So quick and easy to prepare and the flavor was out of this world! I used the fresh basil out of my herb garden. (Fresh is always the best). Loved the combination of ingredients with the scallops. Thank you so much for sharing this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pat scallops dry.
  2. In skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter and oil until very hot.
  3. Add scallops; saute quickly until cooked.
  4. (Probably no more than 3 minutes per side.) Remove scallops and keep warm.
  5. Add tomatoes to skillet and add remaining ingredients.
  6. Increase heat to high and cook quickly to thicken sauce.

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