I love scallops! They are one of my favorite dishes to eat. While scallops may seem like they might be hard to make, they are actually one of those dishes that tastes amazing but is quite simple.
Here is a great recipe by Rasa Malaysia. You can check out her other 900+ recipes at rasamalaysia.com
1 lb jumbo natural scallops
Ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons white wine or Japanese cooking sake, optional
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt, to taste
1 teaspoon chopped parsley leaves
1 slice lemon wedges, quartered, for garnishing, optional
Rinse the scallops, pat dry with paper towels. Season with salt and black pepper.
Heat up a skillet with olive oil and butter. Pan-sear the scallops on both sides until nicely browned, but don’t overcook them. Remove and set aside.
On the same skillet, add the garlic and saute. Add a little bit olive oil if you want. Add the cream, water, wine, salt and cayenne pepper. Bring it to a gentle simmer until the sauce thickens a bit. Add the scallops back into the skillet, add the chopped parsley leaves and lemon wedges, turn off heat and serve immediately.