Scallops With Balsamic Vinegar and Basil

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is an easy entry that make it possible to enjoy a lovely dinner, even at the most hectic times.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in medium saucepan over high heat.
  2. Add shallot and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add scallops and basil; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes.
  4. Add vinegar and heat, stirring constantly, 2-3 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

I prepped everything ahead of time and then started it and a bowl of angelhair pasta in the microwave at the same time. Eight minutes from start of cooking to dinner. Great for a quick, tasty elegant dinner. My only problem was thinking of cooking the basil for several minutes. I waited until the very end to add it. I wish I could have reduced the vinegar a bit more but did not want to toughen the scallops.

Cathleen Colbert August 06, 2008

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