I am obsessed with brown butter lately. Butter makes everything better, but brown butter elevates a dish to total awesomeness, such as this crazy delicious brown butter honey garlic scallops.
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The scallops were so good I practically dabbed my fingers on the skillet and dried out the last bits of the honey garlic sauce. This dish is a perfect 10!
What I love about this honey garlic scallops recipe is the simplicity. It takes less than 15 minutes to make, with everyday ingredients I always have in my kitchen.
I am a huge fan of honey (perhaps because I am Bee?!) and garlic; combining them together with a pinch of salt, a dash or two of cayenne pepper, with a tint of apple cider vinegar and you have a dish that is out-of-this-world yummy!
Just look at my pictures here…brown golden bits of garlic doused in the sticky honey garlic sauce, with the perfectly seared scallops, plus some chopped parsley. Making delicious food is really very easy with my recipes.
If you love brown butter, you should also check out my carrots recipe.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 390 calories per serving.
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Brown Butter Honey Garlic Scallops
Brown Butter Honey Garlic Scallops – crazy delicious seared scallops with brown butter and honey garlic sauce. The best scallops recipe ever.
- 1 lb. scallops
- Ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 dashes cayenne pepper
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Rinse the scallops and pat very dry with paper towels. Season with salt and black pepper. Mix the honey, water, apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper and salt together. Stir to combine well.
Heat up a skillet (cast-iron preferred) on medium heat with the olive oil. Pan-sear both sides of the scallops until nicely browned. Set aside. Clean the skillet and heat up on medium heat. Add the butter and let it melt, until it starts to foam and turn golden brown in color.
Add the garlic, saute until they turn brown. Add the honey garlic mixture into the skillet, as soon as it thickens, transfer the scallops into the skillet. Turn off the heat, stir to combine well with the sauce. Top with the chopped parsley and serve immediately.
This is the best scallop recipe yet!! This is now my go-to recipe.
This was the best scallop recipe I have tried. The taste is amazing!
Awesome thanks for trying!
My guy loves scallops and this was awesome! Thank you!
Awesome thanks for trying my recipe, please try more recipes on my site: https://rasamalaysia.com/recipe-index-gallery/
Lisa L Bynum
Made this last night for dinner and it was delicious! Very easy to prepare and the sauce really complements the sweet scallops.
Hi Lisa, sounds good, glad that you tried my brown butter honey garlic scallops.
Leah Ann Zogg
What are some ideas to serve this with? It sounds amazing!
I made couscous and roasted asparagus
Loved this just cut down a little on the honey and did not clean the pan before adding the garlic and butter but deglazed with the sauce, delicious!!!
I tried this recipe and it’s so good, just like how it looks on the pictures.
Thanks Jenny for trying my recipes. Yes, my recipes always look like the pictures if you follow it precisely! :)