Herbed Brown Butter Scallops
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Herbed Brown Butter Scallops

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown butter scallops, scallops
Servings: 6


  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2.5 pounds scallops
  • Kosher salt freshly ground pepper
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 4 Tbsp. herbs such as tarragon, oregano, or sage, chopped
  • 3 tsp. fresh lemon juice


  • Rinse and pat dry (paper towels) the scallops.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season scallops with salt and pepper and cook until deep golden brown on 1 side, about 3 minutes.
  • Turn scallops and add butter and herbs to pan. Continue cooking, spooning butter over scallops often, until scallops are cooked through and butter is brown and smells nutty, about 3 minutes longer.
  • Add lemon juice. Serve scallops with brown butter pan sauce.