Perfect Scallops! {Recipe Swap!}

Hey y'all! I have always been into cooking but lately, I have been trying to step my game up a bit if you will. I have been taking hints/tips from various food shows, pinterest and of course, fellow bloggers! 

I am linking up with Emily from Martinis& Bikinis Kate from Green Fashionista for their Recipe Swap!

scallops are a bitch. seriously. they are expensive and they are very easily screwed up. with that being said, they are my favorite food. twice a year, my dad goes to visit friends in Alaska..said friends are relatives of a fish market owner so, my dad always comes back with salmon, halibut, crab, shrimp, and most importantly, SCALLOPS! each time my dad goes, he brings me back 3-5 packages of fresh frozen scallops! I have been working on mastering the cooking technique and, I think I got it! 

What You Will Need:
-scallops-duh! I had approx. 15
-3/4 cup white cooking wine
-2 TBSP butter
-1 large clove of garlic roughly chopped
-1/3 onion roughly chopped
-1 lemon
-2 TBSP sugar
- fresh parsley

What You Will Do
1. rinse the scallops in cold water for 5 minutes in strainer. Pat dry with paper towel
2. in a medium sized pan, start melting 1 TBSP of butter on medium-high heat 
3. once fully melted, add in garlic and onions. sauté for 5-7 minutes or until onions become transparent
4. add the white cooking wine and juice of 1 lemon then raise the heat to high for 3 minutes
5. pour the pan sauce out and place in bowl to the side
6. add remainder of butter on a medium high heat
7. while melting,  season scallops with salt & pepper then *key step* dip flat sides (2) of scallops in the sugar
8. add directly to pan-the sugar gives the sear that you need and want 
9. cook for 2 minutes on one side
10.  flip scallops to other side and cook for another 2 minutes
11. pour the pan sauce back in the pan with the scallops to heat up for one minute
12. pull the pan from the heat and plate up the scallops topping with the fresh parsley

I enjoyed these scallops with a side of Emily's brussels sprouts! (highly recommended)! and a glass of 14 Daughters Chardonnay

Do you have any scallop cooking tips or tricks?


  1. I havent ever made scallops but they are definitely one of my favorites!! We are going to the beach this weekend for a wedding and I will definitely be getting some!

  2. You make them look so yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. I agree scallops are a bitch! lol We never buy them cause of the cost. You're lucky to get some fresh ones from your dad and the recipes looks amazing!

  4. This makes me wish I wasn't allergic to seafood! This looks delish :)

  5. Seafood is love!!!! Crab, shrimp gimme gimme gimme!!! But I am scared of the scallops, they're so touchy I just don't know how to cook them! This may be a doable recipe for me, I'll add it to Pinterest to attempt this summer!! Now all I can see is lobsters and mussels floating around me. I'm so hungry hahaha

  6. seafood is super delish. scallops are one of my faves.

  7. I adore scallops but never thought to put sugar on the. LOVE this! and for a hot minute I misread your last line and thought you said it's good with 14 glasses of chardonnay- bahaha!

  8. These look amazing! Thanks for the awesome recipe :)

  9. I have been wanting to make scallops so bad. I just haven't found the perfect recipe. I might need to try this. :) Looks so good.

  10. I've never had scallops, but the recipe makes me want to try them!

  11. Omg. I love scallops, but they're always a treat I save for when I'm near the ocean and can have them fresh. This looks so tasty though!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  12. Ive actually never tried this but it looks yummy.


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