Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3

1 pound sea scallops, cleaned
Freshly ground black pepper
8 tbsp. butter, divided
2 tsp. minced garlic
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp. chopped fresh basil
1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme


  1. Pat the scallops dry with paper towels and season them lightly with pepper.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add 2 tbsp. of butter.
  3. Arrange the scallops in the skillet, evenly spaced but not too close together, and sear each side until they are golden brown, about 2½ minutes per side.
  4. Remove the scallops to a plate and set aside.
  5. Add the remaining 6 tbsp. of butter to the skillet and sauté the garlic until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  6. Stir in the lemon juice, basil, and thyme and return the scallops to the skillet, turning to coat them in the sauce.
  7. Serve immediately.

Calories: 306
Fat: 24g
Protein: 19g
carbohydrates: 4g
Fiber: 0g