Scallops with Capers & Lemon Butter

Scallops with Capers & Lemon Butter
Scallops with Capers & Lemon Butter Recipe

Ready in under 10 minutes, these lemon butter air fryer scallops are the easiest gourmet meal! Succulent scallops are drizzled in a savory, buttery sauce for the best seafood dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb scallops
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • avocado oil cooking spray 

Ingredients for Lemon Butter:

  • 3 tbsp grass fed butter (or ghee)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2-3 tbsp capers, drained

Instructions:

  1. Rinse scallops and dry them completely with a paper towel. Season scallops with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil. Preheat the air fryer (if yours preheats) to 400° Fahrenheit.
  3. Place the scallops in the air fryer and cook for 6-10 minutes, flipping halfway. Depending on the size of your scallops, you may need to cook them a little more or less than 10 minutes. Watch them carefully after 5-6 minutes of cooking and remove them as soon as they are opaque and cooked through.
  4. While the scallops are cooking, add butter to a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  5. Once the butter is melted, add in the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Add in the lemon juice and capers and turn heat to the lowest setting. Simmer until the scallops are done.
  7. When the scallops are finished, place them on a plate for serving. Drizzle the scallops with the butter sauce all over and place any remaining sauce in a ramekin for dipping. Serve and enjoy.
Scallops with Capers & Lemon Butter Recipe

Scallops with Lemon Butter & Capers

Ready in under 10 minutes, these lemon butter air fryer scallops are the easiest gourmet meal! Succulent scallops are drizzled in a savory, buttery sauce for the best seafood dinner.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine seafood

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb scallops
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • avocado oil cooking spray

Ingredients for Lemon Butter Sauce

  • 3 tbsp grass fed butter or ghee
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp capers drained

Instructions
 

  • Rinse scallops and dry them completely with a paper towel. Season scallops with salt and pepper on both sides. 
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil. Preheat the air fryer (if yours preheats) to 400° Fahrenheit.
  • Place the scallops in the air fryer and cook for 6-10 minutes, flipping halfway. Depending on the size of your scallops, you may need to cook them a little more or less than 10 minutes. Watch them carefully after 5-6 minutes of cooking and remove them as soon as they are opaque and cooked through.
  • While the scallops are cooking, add butter to a small saucepan over medium-low heat. 
  • Once the butter is melted, add in the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  • Add in the lemon juice and capers and turn heat to the lowest setting. Simmer until the scallops are done.
  • When the scallops are finished, place them on a plate for serving. Drizzle the scallops with the butter sauce all over and place any remaining sauce in a ramekin for dipping. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

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Keyword Paleo, Whole30