Scallops in Garlic Cream Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I didn't really get this recipe from anyone, it's just (for as long as I can remember) one of the basic ways that I have always prepared scallops. It's easy, quick to prepare and the sauce really complements the scallops. I've prepared this with and without the wine (on those rare occasions when I happened to be out of my favorite white wine), and it is just as delicious either way. That's why I listed that ingredient as optional.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a pan over medium-low heat; add the garlic, parsley, scallions (or green onions), wine, salt and pepper. Cover; simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Add the scallops; simmer for another 5 minutes.
  3. Remove cover; stir in the cream. Continuing heating, but do not boil, stirring constantly until sauce begins to thicken.
  4. Serve immediately while scallops are hot. Spoon excess sauce from pan and drizzle it over the scallops.


Most Helpful

We loved this recipe. I did sear the scallops first and doubled the sauce. Served over fresh pasta. Was a wonderful dinner!

CIndytc August 15, 2012

Awesome recipe! I added some Parmesan cheese and shrimp. Turned out great.

tlperry_2010 January 16, 2017

I had a mixture of shrimp and scallops that I used for this recipe. This would be great on rice or pasta, especially something like linguine. We enjoyed this with some fresh whole grain bread. Made for ZWT8. Thanks NorthwestGal! :)

Nif August 07, 2012

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