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Pan Seared Scallops with Lemon Butter Recipe

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Scallops are perfect for date night or any special occasion, yet they’re super easy to make

I prepare my scallops in a cast iron skillet right on the grill or stovetop

If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, I highly recommend you pick one up

It’s the perfect pan for searing scallops, steak, and more

Rinse scallops under cool water and pat dry with a paper towel

Remove the side muscle by simply pulling it off with your hands

The side muscle may not always be as obvious as the ones pictured below

If you cook scallops directly in the lemon butter sauce, it won’t get hot enough to

Add the lemon butter ingredients to the skillets and stir until fully melted

Return the scallops for an additional minute per side and plate with a drizzle of lemon butter

PS, these are phenomenal over risotto if you’re looking for a complete meal

The key to the perfect sear is a preheated skillet and a little olive oil or butter