Lemon Butter Sea Scallops

The whirlwind of sickness and vacation and new puppy and spring break is calming down. My house is still a glorious mess most of the time, but I've been able to chip away at the nooks on occasion. Yesterday I put together a huge fruit salad and I consider that a pretty large feat. Fruit salads take time! But they are so delicious. I love always having something healthy to snack on.

Evenings can get pretty crazy in our house. It is a time of meltdowns, dinner prep and homework refusals. All while the items in my house are being chewed on by our newest member. Easy dinners are VITAL these days. And I'm tellin' ya, there is nothing easier than this Lemon Butter Sea Scallops recipe. They are done in 10 minutes and only require a few ingredients. And OH WOW are they tasty! Dan and I inhaled this meal in a flash. Quicker than Buddy can chew a flip-flop to bits.

While I cooked the scallops I let some quinoa simmer and green beans steam. DELISH! The scallops would go great with any grain and veggie. Be sure not to overcook them! They cook super fast (2-3 min per side), so don't use this time to paint your toenails or throw the laundry in the dryer.

My cute lil' chewer is snoring, so I must go and be productive! Enjoy this delicious little dinner recipe and have a great rest of your week, my friends!

Lemon Butter Sea Scallops

SUPER quick and delicious dinner! Done in less than 15 minutes and requires only a few ingredients.

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Apr 20, 2016

Serves: 2

Total time: 15 min



  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 sea scallops, thawed and patted dry
  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add lemon juice, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring. Add the scallops in a single layer and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side (be careful not to overcook!).
  2. Pair scallops with veggies and/or grain of choice. Pour sauce from skillet over the top and serve immediately!