Brown Butter Scallops Recipe

Brown Butter Scallops – perfectly seared scallops using brown butter. Juicy scallops that pair well with pasta. 10 mins to cook.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Brown Butter Scallops
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 204 kcal


  • 1 lb scallops
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • Chopped parsley


  1. Season the scallops with salt and pepper. Heat up a skillet on medium heat and add the butter. Melt the butter and slowly it will turn into brownish color and start to foam. Arrange the scallops on the hot skillet and sear on both sides, until they are cooked through.

  2. Add the lemon peel and parsley, serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

You may add a splash or two of white wine as you sear the scallops. It's optional.

Nutrition Facts
Brown Butter Scallops Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 people)
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 594mg26%
Potassium 309mg9%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.