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Lemon Butter Scallops (Whole30, Paleo)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


  • 8 oz scallops 8 pieces
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper


  1. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat with avocado oil.
  2. Meanwhile, pat the scallops dry then season both sides with kosher salt and black pepper.
  3. Once skillet is preheated (oil should be shimmering), place the scallops in the skillet around the edges.
  4. Sear the scallops for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and then flip over. Sear for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Lower heat to medium, scoot scallops to one side of the skillet, then add the lemon juice, half the parsley, minced garlic, and ghee to the skillet. Mix until well combined.
  6. Tilt the pan so the ghee pools to the opposite side of the scallops, take a spoon, and start basting the scallops with the lemon butter sauce. Baste for about 1-2 minutes.
  7. Plate the scallops and drizzle the lemon butter on top. Garnish with more parsley and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Butter Scallops (Whole30, Paleo)
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.