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Pan Seared Scallops With Lemon and Thyme

Lodge Cast iron / March 1, 2019

A fancy, mouth-watering meal doesn't have to be complicated. This dish features perfectly seared scallops, accented by a simple brown butter, lemon, and thyme sauce guaranteed to make you want just one more bite.

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Servings

2-4

Ingredients

  • 10–12 large sea scallops 
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Pat scallops dry with a paper towel. Season all sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in griddle over medium-high heat, 4-5 minutes. Sear scallops for 2-3 minutes without disturbing. Use a fish spatula to carefully flip scallops and cook for an additional 1-2 min. 
  3. Remove scallops from the griddle and allow to rest. Drain excess oil from the pan and return to medium heat. 
  4. Add butter to griddle and allow to brown, 2-3 minutes. Add fresh thyme sprigs. Whisk in lemon juice until incorporated. Spoon brown butter sauce over scallops. Serve.
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Pan Seared Scallops With Lemon and Thyme

By Lodge Cast iron

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2-4

Ingredients

  • 10–12 large sea scallops 
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Pan Seared Scallops With Lemon and Thyme

Preparation

  1. Pat scallops dry with a paper towel. Season all sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in griddle over medium-high heat, 4-5 minutes. Sear scallops for 2-3 minutes without disturbing. Use a fish spatula to carefully flip scallops and cook for an additional 1-2 min. 
  3. Remove scallops from the griddle and allow to rest. Drain excess oil from the pan and return to medium heat. 
  4. Add butter to griddle and allow to brown, 2-3 minutes. Add fresh thyme sprigs. Whisk in lemon juice until incorporated. Spoon brown butter sauce over scallops. Serve.

Recipe by Lodge Cast iron for Lodge Cast Iron at http://www.lodgemfg.com/recipe/pan-seared-scallops-with-lemon-brown-butter-thyme