Scallops With Lemon-Chive Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

From Atkins for Life Cookbook. Posted for safekeeping. Be careful not to overcook the scallops, as they can become rubbery and chewy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season scallops with salt and pepper.
  2. Melt 1 Tbs butter in non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add spinach and stir until wilted.
  5. Transfer spinach to platter and cover to keep warm.
  6. Wipe out skillet and return to heat. Add remaining butter. When butter is melted, and just begins to sizzle, add half the scallops and cook until browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to platter.
  7. Repeat with remaining scallops.
  8. Carefully add lemon juice to pan, scraping up any brown bits from bottom of pan.
  9. Remove from heat, stir in chives and zest.
  10. Pour over scallops and spinach and serve.
Most Helpful

Very good recipe, smelled amazing and had wonderful flavor! Thank you.

Kristiina August 11, 2008

This recipe was great. A mild garlic flavoring was absorbed into the spinach during its 'wilting'. The lemon sauce was tangy and light and the incorporated taste into the spinach & scallops was pleasing. I used "Smart Balance" instead of butter without sacrificing anything in taste I believe.

Bohemian on a sojourn October 14, 2005