Lemon Garlic Butter Scallops

Lemon Garlic Butter Scallops

Seafood lovers unite! Melt in your mouth crispy scallops perfect for entertaining your favorite seafood friends. Quick cook time and minimal effort required for this recipe.

Prep time: 5 Mins 

Cook time: 5 Mins 


  • 1 1/4 pounds scallops
  • 1 ounce of Cracker Boy Southern Fish Batter
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4-5 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


1. Thaw out frozen scallops. Remove the side muscle from the scallops if attached. Thoroughly pat dry with paper towels.

2. In a large pan heat up olive oil until hot. Add the scallops in a single layer without over crowding the pan.

3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and fry for 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip and fry again for 2 minutes until crisp, lightly browned and cooked through (opaque). Remove from skillet and transfer to a plate.

4. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the same pan, scraping up any browned bits left over from the scallops. Add in the garlic and cook for about a minute.

5. Pour in wine (or broth) and bring to a simmer for 2 minutes or until wine reduces by about half. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of butter and lemon juice.

6. Remove pan (skillet) from the heat; add the scallops back into the pan to warm through slightly and garnish with parsley. 

7. Serve with rice, pasta, or any side of your choosing!

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