Scallops with Lemon Sauce
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 4-5
Pan seared scallops with lemon sauce.
  • 1-2 lbs. Sea Scallops
  • 4 Tablespoons Ghee or Coconut Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, mashed
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • ¼ cup Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  1. Get your ingredients ready. Mash your garlic finely and juice the lemon. Set them aside. Also make sure to dry your scallops thoroughly with a paper towel so that then don't get watery when you start cooking them. Sprinkle the scallops with salt and pepper on either side.
  2. Heat up a skillet until it's smoking hot and add the ghee or coconut oil. Your choice. Add the scallops and sear until it gets some color to it. This will only take a minute or two.
  3. Turn and brown the other side. After scallops have browned on both sides, they should be just cooked which is how we like them. Not overcooked.
  4. Remove the scallops from the pan and set them aside.
  5. To the remaining oil in the pan, add the garlic and let it cook until fragrant, about one minute.
  6. Add the lemon juice and broth to deglaze the pan. Once the liquid is bubbly, add another couple of tablespoons of butter just to make your sauce creamy. Stir only until the butter is incorporated.
  7. Turn off the heat and add more salt and pepper to taste. Pour sauce over scallops.
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