Ken's scallops

    19 min

    This classic combination of scallops cooked in olive oil with garlic, fresh basil and lemon juice takes just 20 minutes to prepare.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 bunch fresh basil, chopped
    • 20 scallops, rinsed and patted dry
    • salt
    • freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 wedge lemon

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:4min  ›  Ready in:19min 

    1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Cook garlic and basil in oil for about 30 seconds, and then add scallops. Season with salt and pepper, and squeeze lemon over the scallops. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

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    This dish is so delicious and so easy to prepare!! It was the first time I cooked scallops and they turned out spectacular. It reminded me of a garlic shrimp dish I order at my favorite Thai restaurant. It would probably work good with fish and shrimp as well. Thanks for the recipe Ken!  -  01 Oct 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Incredible. This was so easy and so quick, and my husband and I couldn't get enough. Fantastic recipe, especially when you want something really tasty in a hurry!  -  13 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I didn't have enough scallops, so I added flounder to the 1/2 lb. of scallops that I had. I also added white wine with the fresh lemon. We thought that this recipe was delicious! Thanks Ken!!  -  22 Aug 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)