Lemon Garlic Butter Scallops

Rich and creamy garlic butter scallops on pasta... delightfully decadent!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds scallops, approximately 20 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, more to garnish
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Salt, to taste

Steps

  1. Heat a large nonstick pan to medium-high heat and add olive oil.
  2. Place scallops spaced evenly in the pan, 8 to 10 at a time. Cook until the bottoms are golden, approximately 3 to 4 minutes, and flip. Cook until scallops are translucent, another 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside while you make the cream sauce.

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