Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Made for Good Things Are Cooking Here!! (A non-cooking game) In the Australian/New Zealand Cooking Forum -

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove the scallops from the shell.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium high heat.
  3. Add the scallops and cook for about 2 minutes, turn and cook a further minute on the other side. Return to the shell.
  4. Add remaining ingredients to the pan and cook for about 3 minutes or until reduced by about a half.
  5. Drizzle a little of the sauce over each scallop, distributing the herbs evenly.
  6. serves 2 as an appetiser.
Most Helpful

I have been using this recipe slightly altered for years, and it is still my favoriet. I salt and pepper the scallops and then dust them lightly in all purpose before putting them in the hot skillet. Two-three minutes on each side following rest of recipe and you will NOT be sorry. I grow lemon thyme in my kitchen herb pots so I always have it on hand. PLEASE do not substitute dried thyme. It makes so much difference. Fresh dill will also work, but the flavor is not as delicate.

PAMELA A. August 03, 2013

Love this simple and delicious recipe. Very refreshing for a summer meal.
I didn't have scallops on the shell and I added a few capers.
I served this with creamy mashed potatoes, sugar snap peas and a side of beets. Very pretty dish!
A keeper for sure!

Bellablue August 12, 2012

I made this recipe for my Mother's 79th Birthday. Scallops are one of her favorites and we all thought it was delicious, including my husband who really isn't a scallop fan. I didn't have the shells & probably used about 20 scallops. I used chives as my herb & garlic for flavoring. Combined those with the scallops, cooked as directed and poured into a dish. I sprinkled fresh basil leaves over scallop mixture & poured the hot lemon/wine mixture after reduced over the top of everything. It was yummy and so easy to make. Will be one of my favorites!

sxg196 July 11, 2011