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

5 5

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

5 5

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! :)

5 5

This is just outstanding. The sauce is so full of flavor and creamy. It was delicious with some crusty bread and a salad. Made for ZWT8 for the Diners, Winers and Chives team.