Friday, February 22, 2013

Scallops Provençal

I wanted to try this recipe of Ina's during Lent and it is quick, easy and delicious. Scallops are pricey, but I bought a bag at Costco and there's no waste to them. Don't let this recipe fool you, as they are company worthy for sure.  I always figure that it's cheaper to make at home than to go out, therefore, I can splurge once-in-awhile!!


  • 1 pound fresh bay or sea scallops
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • All-purpose flour, for dredging
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter,divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots (2 large)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves (I used a sprinkle of dried parsley)
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 lemon, cut in 1/2


If you're using bay scallops, keep them whole. If you're using sea scallops, cut each 1 in half horizontally. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, toss with flour, and shake off the excess.

In a very large saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter over high heat until sizzling and add the scallops in 1 layer.

Lower the heat to medium and allow the scallops to brown lightly on 1 side without moving them, then turn and brown lightly on the other side. This should take 3 to 4 minutes, total.

 Melt the rest of the butter in the pan with the scallops, then add the shallots, garlic, and parsley and saute for 2 more minutes, tossing the seasonings with the scallops.

 Add the wine, cook for 1 minute, and taste for seasoning. Serve hot with a squeeze of lemon juice.


I am sharing this with:


  1. My husband loves seafood - I never things like this and need too!

  2. Thanks, Kitty- that is one thing I have never cooked well. Perhaps it is time to give it another try with your recipe.

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  3. Looks like a great dinner! Happy Weekend Kitty:@)

  4. I love scallops. This recipe looks delicious. I should try the scallops at Costco! I never have! Thanks for the idea!

  5. Oh yum! We love scallops! Thanks for your sweet visit to my Valentine's table.

  6. Yumm! Is this diet food? This diet is killing me. Those scallops look heavenly.
    Seafood is always so good, especially with lemon. xo Linda

  7. I am a fan of both scallops and Ina, and this looks both easy and delicious. Thanks for the tip about Costco.

  8. I love scallops but they are so expensive here ..... yours looks very delicious!

  9. Mmmm. They look yummy and I like that they seem easy. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Scallops are so rich, at least you don't need a lot with the price of them. I agree it is much cheaper to cook these at home and do they ever look yummy.

  11. Kitty ... I love scallops. This looks yummy and so much better at home!

  12. Yum, Kitty. Looks great and not fast and easy.
    xo Ruthie

  13. These look yummy! Scallops are a favorite of mine but this recipe is so different. Something I'll have to try!
    sandy :)

  14. Kitty,
    I can't wait to come to the city fish market soon and get some nice fish. This would be a great recipe to try. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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