Scrumptious garlic scallops recipe, seared to perfection in a cast iron pan and cooked in a healthy clarified butter for the ultimate seafood meal!
A quick post today on how to make easy, good for you, Italian garlic scallops that are perfectly seared yet succulent, garlicky and saucy! You can serve them as an appetizer, starter, or dinner for two with angel hair pasta or over a creamy risotto!
Are you ready for the perfect garlic scallops of your life ?
Initially I planned to make some shrimp, but could not find any wild caught ones at the market, so I grabbed some large wild scallops instead.
Lucky me, I also had all that clarified butter /Ghee from the other day, so really, the Universe aligned itself to make this happen.
Healthy scallops, you don’t even have to worry about eating too much!
The liquid gold butter ghee, is what makes the most delicious sauce for those scallops to swim in. ( If you don’t want to bother making it, you can just order some Here from Amazon.
Then you can mop it up with some crusty bread or serve them with rice, asparagus, steamed vegetables, angel hair pasta and lots of lemon. Garlic spinach and pea puree are also lovely pairings.
So dust off that old cast iron skillet (<-amazon), it’s the only way to get perfectly seared scallops without overcooking them, and ending up with a rubbery mess.
Important: make sure your scallops are completely patted dry well on paper towels!
You can’t work with watery scallops!
Simply coated in a little bit of olive oil, seasoned well and quickly seared in a hot skillet for no more than 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Easy, simple, perfect, deliciousness, right?
Then you add your healthy clarified butter, lots of garlic and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to brighten it all up.
FAQ: Are Scallops Healthy ?
A: Yes! They are a low fat, low calorie, lean protein source, rich in vitamin B-12, essential minerals and Omega-3 fatty acids.