Fried Portuguese Style Bay Scallops
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- 1 lb fresh bay scallop
- 8 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon garlic clove, minced
- 3 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 fresh lemon, juice of
- Wash the scallops in cold water. Spread on paper towels to dry. Put flour in a small bowl. Toss scallops in flour to coat completely.
- Melt butter in a skillet over low heat. Add the scallops and pan fry 3 to 4 minutes, moving and turning, until they are firm but not browned. Add garlic and parsley and cook 30 seconds longer.
- Remove to a serving plate and squeeze lemon juice over scallops and season with salt and pepper.
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I loved the seasoning flavors in this. The garlic was great! The flour did get a little pasty on the scallops, however, and I think this recipe would be better with sea scallops or diver scallops (if you can afford) dredged in flour, and then sauteed until they get golden. That is the major and only change I will make next time, and outside of that, this recipe is perfect. Made for Saucy Senorita's ZWT5
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