Keto Seared Scallops with Herbed Butter

by Clean Keto Lifestyle

Keto Seared Scallops cook up in less than 10 minutes and have so much flavor. Top these with herbed butter and you will have a perfect keto dish every time! They are keto, low-carb, grain-free, and gluten-free!

Keto Seared Scallops

Keto Seared Scallops

These Keto Seared Scallops with Herbed Butter are simply classic. Classic flavors. Classic technique. Classic results.

This dish might be the easiest dinner entree out there! This meal comes together in less than 10 minutes and is a complete showstopper! 

Serve this for an easy weeknight dinner or let this dish be the star of a fancy dinner party.

Keto Seared Scallops

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Oh Scallops, How We Love Thee

Scallops are like the steak of the seafood world. So meaty and just a little sweet when seared just right with an appealing texture and truly succulent flavors.

Today's lesson is all about cooking a scallop to perfection. Here are the steps to follow to get a perfectly cooked scallop every time!

  1. Pat your scallops dry. This will get them nice and crisped on the outside.
  2. Get your skillet hot. Heat it on the stove top over high heat.
  3. Once it is hot, add in your oil (we like to use avocado oil or olive oil).
  4. Put your scallops in the skillet in a single layer and then reduce the heat just slightly.
  5. Add in the butter immediately. The butter helps give a sweetness and helps to add to the lovely brownness.
  6. Don't overcook them. All you need is 2-3 minutes on each side.

Keto Seared Scallops

What Equipment You Need

Let's get cooking!

Keto Seared Scallops

Make The Herbed Butter

Herbed butter is so easy to make. Just soften your butter to room temperature (you still want it to to be solid).

Then add the softened butter, garlic, shallot, lemon juice/zest, parsley, thyme, dill, and salt and pepper together in bowl.

Set the butter aside and start working on your scallops.

Herb and Garlic Compound Butter

Sear Your Scallops

Heat a skillet to high heat (we use a cast iron skillet) then add in the avocado oil

Make sure to pat your scallops dry and place them in a single layer in the skillet. Don't overcrowd them.

Turn heat down slightly and immediately add 1 tablespoon of plain butter.

Cook the scallops for 2-3 minute on first side, or until browned and crisped.

Flip the scallops and cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Then transfer to a plate right away to avoid overcooking them.

Keto Seared Scallops

Finishing Touches

After the scallops are removed from the skillet, turn down the heat to medium low and add in the wine and stir to deglaze.

Add in the herbed butter. Melt and stir.

Plate the scallops and drizzle the melted herbed butter over top.

Garnish with a touch of micro greens or fresh herbs and serve hot.

Keto Seared Scallops

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Keto Seared Scallops


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