Sea Scallops With Sauce Meuniere

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Delectable pan-seared sea scallops, with a classic French browned butter and lemon sauce! Quick and easy recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse scallops in cold water; pat dry with paper towels.
  2. In a large saute pan, heat 3 tablespoons butter on high heat until sizzling; add scallops.
  3. Immediately reduce heat to medium, and cook scallops 2 to 3 minutes per side until lightly browned, turning once.
  4. Melt the rest of the butter in with the scallops then add the chopped green onions and the garlic, tossing to coat and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the wine and cook for 1 minute more.
  6. Remove from heat and season with salt and cayenne; sprinkle with the snipped parsley.
  7. Serve hot with a generous squeeze of fresh lemon.
Most Helpful

5 5

I added extra lemon over the scallops at serving time. These were excellent served with lemon rice and a fresh salad. Thanks!

5 5

This gets 5 stars for simplicity and quick prep time! I enjoyed this recipe, the scallops were cooked perfectly and picked up just a hint of flavor from the sauce. Next time I think I will add some fresh herbs and maybe more garlic, but this is a good dish to highlight the flavor of fresh sea scallops.

5 5

We had this for dinner a few days ago. Very tasty, easy and perfect for some huge diver scallops I had in the freezer. I served with some spaghetti and a salad. Would not change a thing. Thank you for posting. Will make again.