Seared Scallops with Bacon in Lemon Butter Sauce
- Ready in: Prep: 5 M, Cook: 15 M, Total: 20 M
- Serves: 4
- Complexity: very easy
Seared Scallops with Bacon in Lemon Butter Sauce – this tastes just like bacon wrapped scallops but is much easier to make! Only 30 minutes from start to finish!
Step by Step Directions
Cook chopped bacon in a skillet until cooked.
Dry scallops with paper towels. Season with a very small amount of salt and pepper. (use small amount of salt, as you will be adding bacon which is already salty).
Heat the large skillet until very hot, add 2 tablespoon of olive oil and immediately add scallops. Sear on high heat, about 3 minutes on each side. Remove from the skillet.
Add 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of white wine (or more lemon juice).
Scrape the bottom of the pan.
Remove the pan from the heat, add 2 tablespoons of softened butter (not melted) to the lemon sauce, and stir, to create a creamy sauce. Add chopped bacon. Add back scallops. Top with chopped parsley.