Great recipe using ingredients one usually has in the pantry or refrigerator. This is a healthy, delicious recipe, easy to prepare for either the family or for guests. Serve with steamed rice and a green salad or fresh asparagus.
Sprinkle scallops 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 only take 3 to 4 minutes in 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. Served with steamed rice and fresh asparagus or a mixed green salad.
Ensure the accompaniments are prepared and ready to serve as the scallops only take a very short time to prepare and should not be reheated.