Brown Butter Sea Scallops with Lemon and Capers
Servings
4servings
Servings
4servings
Instructions
  1. Gently rinse the scallops, pat dry and remove the tough muscle on the side of each scallop. Sprinkle the scallops with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter and the olive oil together in a large non-stick skillet, over medium-high heat. When the oil is really hot, place each scallop in the pan with tongs and let it sit without moving for 2-3 minutes or until just cooked through. Turn over each scallop and cook for another 2-3 minutes. The scallops will develop a nice crust on the outside but remain translucent in the middle. Remove the scallops to a plate. Add the remaining tablespoon of butter to the pan and let it foam and brown for about 2 minutes. Pour the butter sauce over the scallops and add the lemon juice and lemon zest. Add the capers and garnish with the fresh chives.