Scallop Scampi



1 tbsp unsalted butter

1 lbs scallops

1/4 c olive oil

1/4 freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 1 small lemon juice of one lemon

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1/2 tbsp finely chopped chives

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper


Heat the butter in a saute pan, preferably a cast iron skillet. Meanwhile, pat the scallops dry with a paper towel.

Place scallops on one side after the butter melts. Leave them to brown, approximately for 5 minutes. Turn them over to brown on the other side for 3 to 5 minutes. Don’t interfere with the scallops; leave them alone to brown.

Remove from the pan and place in a shallow bowl for serving.

Remove any scallop charred remnants from the pan in any.

Place remaining ingredients in the same pan and saute for 1 minute until the garlic turns gold.

Pour over the scallop and serve immediately.

Serves: 4