Seared Scallops with Bacon in Lemon Butter Sauce

Dinner, Main Dish, Seafood


5 strips bacon, chopped

1 lb scallops

salt and pepper

2 tablespoon olive oil

3 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed

2 tablespoons white wine or more lemon juice

2 tablespoons butter, softened but not melted

parsley, chopped, for garnish


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


This is meant to only be an appetizer. I bet you could add more scallops, and put it on cauliflower rice for a good meal.