Garlic-Lemon Scallops Recipe

Indulge your taste buds with the delightful flavors of Garlic-Lemon Scallops. This mouthwatering seafood dish combines tender scallops with the zing of garlic and the refreshing tang of lemon. The succulent scallops are seared to perfection, creating a beautiful golden crust that encases the juicy, tender meat inside. The garlic infuses its aromatic essence, while the lemon adds a bright and citrusy note, perfectly balancing the flavors. Whether served as an appetizer or a main course, these Garlic-Lemon Scallops are a true culinary delight that will leave you craving for more.

Recipe For Garlic-Lemon Scallops

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1 pound fresh scallops
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Pat the scallops dry using a paper towel and season them with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the scallops to the skillet and sear them for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the minced garlic. Cook for an additional minute, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the lemon juice and zest to the skillet and cook for another minute to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat and garnish the scallops with fresh parsley.
  7. Serve the Garlic-Lemon Scallops immediately as an appetizer or main course.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 180
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 450mg
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 21g