How To Make Simple Seared Scallops In A White Wine Butter Sauce

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I can confidently cook salmon, halibut, and tilapia, but I’ve always been intimidated by cooking fussier-seeming seafood such as crab, lobster, and scallops. When it comes to the latter, the scallops I eat in restaurants are always so flavorful and delicious, I don’t even bother trying to recreate the taste myself. Fortunately, making a delicious scallops recipe is far easier than it seems.

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Anna Monette Roberts of PopSugar Food came up with an excellent recipe for seared scallops that is surprisingly beginner-friendly. You’ll wind up with scallops that have a seared, slightly caramelized exterior, but a soft, tender interior. The scallops themselves are pretty mild, which balances perfectly with the rich butter and white wine sauce that goes along with them.

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Aside from the scallops themselves, the rest of the ingredients are all essentially pantry staples: butter, onions, white wine, and a few different spices. You can pretty well have this entire recipe prepped and ready to serve in as little as 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with a simple green salad, and you’ve got yourself a five-star restaurant-quality dinner.

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Without further delay, click here for the full recipe and step-by-step instructions from PopSugar Food. This recipe proves that when cooking, sometimes simplicity is definitely key. It also proves that we don’t need to be intimidated by cooking anything – even those fancy, restaurant meals we so enjoy!