Savory Sea Scallops in White Wine Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is such an easy dish but with great end results! I serve it with a pasta such as my Penne Pasta With Asparagus Sauce. Yummy!


  1. Heat oil in heavy skillet over high heat.
  2. When oil begins to smoke add scallops.
  3. Sear each side for one minute or until each side is golden brown.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of wine and lower heat to medium.
  5. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove scallops from pan.
  7. Add remaining wine and lemon juice,and garlic.
  8. Bring to a boil and reduce by half.
  9. Add butter, parsley and season with pepper.
  10. Place scallops on a plate and smother with sauce.
  11. Serve.
Most Helpful

Scallop season just opened. I went out in search and ending up buying some from the I got the big sea scallops rather than the little bay scallop which is what I would have found (had I found any!) This recipe really is easy. I wish I would have made a little more sauce but I'll up that next time (although I may have cooked it down a little too much waiting for the pasta to get ready - put the pasta on first, these scallops cook very quick). I served mine over seashell pasta. Would be great to top with a little parmesan cheese too. Thanks for the quick-n-easy recipe, polly salama.

Laurita July 15, 2003

added some asparagus, served over some small shell pasta, and we really enjoyed it. wish I'd noticed the suggestion of a little parm. I thought it was a lot of wine, but it made a very light and flavorful sauce. will make again.

troyh February 14, 2004

Polly, these are wonderful scallops. I made the recipe, using 3 cloves of garlic and the rest as you directed. We were rewarded with an exceptional dish, full of flavor and a fabulous aroma. I would say gourmet for sure. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

Miss Annie June 04, 2003