Favorite Scallops

"This is my favorite way to prepare scallops. Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit ( October, 1981)."
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  • Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.
  • Stir in garlic, tarragon and oregano.
  • Add scallops and season with paprika, salt and pepper.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over scallops and saute for 5 minutes or until scallops turn opaque.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and add sherry cooking until there is almost no liquid in pan.
  • Transfer to serving dish.
  • Sprinkle with paprika, parsley and lemon slices.

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  1. Served this over angel hair pasta -very good. I recommend increasing the spices and sherry, though. I didn't think there was enough sauce.
  2. This recipe was excellent! I added about a cup of mushrooms to the scallops while cooking and that created enough liquid to serve over linguine. The combination of the spices and wine gave this dish such a nice flavor. I will definitely prepare this again. Thanks! :)
  3. Great recipe!!!!I had this with rice and it went along with the other recipes that I made. It was like a smorgasbord of scallops and shrimp at my house. Thank you so much!!!
  4. MmmmmmmmMmmmmmmmm!!! Sooo Good!! We love scallops and this was a great way to serve them. Love the tarragon and oregano combination, a little different. I used sea scallops and cut them up, lemon is one of my favourite flavours and really made this recipe, of course the Sherry helped too, made a nice rich taste. This one will certainly be going in my hard copy, thanks for sharing.
  5. Excellent recipe. My family just loved it. Served it over angel hair pasta. Thanks for posting.


  1. I made this last night and it was fantastic! I used white wine instead of sherry and served it over linguini noodles. What a hit! I'll have to remember this one to make again. It took NO time at all. :)


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