Simply Delicious Sauteed Scallops

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is another "oldie-but-goodie". Super fast, super simple, and super delicious.


  1. Rinse scallops gently under cold water; drain. If large, cut in half.
  2. In hot butter in large, heavy skillet, saute shallot 2 minutes. Add scallops in a single layer (do half at a time, if necessary). Saute over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and cooked through - 5-8 minutes.
  3. With slotted spoon, remove to heated platter; keep warm.
  4. Add vermouth and parsley to skillet; cook over low heat, stirring to dissolve browned bits, until bubbling - about 1 minute. Pour sauce over the scallops.
  5. Garnish scallops with lemon wedges and additional parsley, if desired.
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So simple and quick, and so delicious! This recipe really lets the flavor of the scallops shine through. I used large sea scallops, so cut them in half. Very enjoyable lunch for me today!! Made for PRMR tag game.

breezermom March 08, 2014