Honey Garlic Butter Scallops are pan seared and then coated in the most wondrous honey garlic butter sauce. This meal is so quick and easy that you will make it then and again!

If you looking for increasingly wondrous scallop recipes, be sure to trammels out these Pan Seared Scallops with a Lemon Caper Sauce, and these Garlic Butter Herb Scallops! I make these Amazing Creamy Tuscan Garlic Scallops, and they unchangingly please a crowd.

Honey Garlic Butter Scallops over white rice in a white trencher with broccoli on the side.

Honey Garlic Butter Scallops

Honey garlic butter scallops are a total game-changer! I made a shrimp recipe that had this same marinade on top of it (sticky honey garlic butter shrimp) and I thought the only thing that could top that recipe would be to put the marinade on scallops. It was seriously one of the weightier dishes I have overly had. My whole family agreed! It was a total hit, and I can’t wait to make it again.

I like to eat my scallops with a side of rice, and I unchangingly make this easy instant pot rice recipe. They go so perfectly together! I moreover can’t resist perfectly cooked air fryer broccoli. With that honey garlic marinade on top of all of it, it’s the perfect dish!

Ingredients

I think you are going to love the ingredients in these honey garlic butter scallops! They are simple and fresh, and really make a savor combination that plane the pickiest eater will love. They are sweet and savory, soft and delicious. You can find the full measurements unelevated in the recipe card.

  • Honey: This is key, this is what makes them all sticky and golden. They are veritably succulent with a caramelized outside!
  • Soy Sauce: Soy sauce adds a lot of savor that balances out the sweetness of the honey.
  • Garlic: Garlic is the perfect ingredient to tie all of the flavors together in this dish. It’s savory and a little sweet, and full of wondrous flavor.
  • Lemon Juice: I love to add a little lemon juice to patina the dish up and help all of the ingredients shine.
  • Scallops: Choosing the right scallops is key. You want to find some that are firm and dry, and when you printing on them it should finger like a pork chop. Definitely don’t get a shiny or soft one, they will not be as good.
  • Butter: I like to melt my scallops in butter. I just think it tastes the best!
  • Green Onion: Garnish your scallops with some untried onions without they are washed-up cooking. It adds a pop of fresh flavor!
Honey Garlic Butter Scallops in a skillet.

Honey Garlic Butter Scallops Recipe

Honey garlic butter scallops are something you don’t want to overcook! But they aren’t nonflexible to make, so there’s no reason to be nervous. When they are cooked perfectly, they are veritably delish! I swear there is nothing largest than a perfectly cooked scallop.

  1. Marinate: In a small trencher whisk honey, soy sauce, garlic and lemon. Add half of the sauce to the shrimp and let marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Sear and Garnish: In a medium sized skillet add the butter. Then add the scallops and set whispered the marinade. Season with salt and pepper. Then turn the heat to medium high. Sear scallops for 3- 3½ minutes on each side until they are golden brown on each side. Then add the reserved marinade and pour over the scallops. Melt until the sauce starts to thicken and coats the scallops. Garnish with untried onions.

Tips for Making Scallops

If you have never made scallops before, this honey garlic butter scallop recipe is for you! It’s a unconfined way to get lots of savor into the scallops. It’s sure to be a hit at your house.

  • Searing Scallops: Scallops are really soft-hued meat. They get rubbery if you melt them for too long. The key to a perfectly cooked scallop is to not move them virtually in the pan. You should put them in a hot pan, and they only take a few minutes to cook. You want them to be golden brown but not overdone. Trust me, an overcooked scallop is a huge disappointment. So trust your gut!
  • Honey Garlic Butter Marinade: I like to add sesame seeds to my marinade considering it pairs perfectly with soy sauce. You can add any other ingredients you like! I love how you get to turn the marinade into a succulent sticky sauce. It’s so good poured over the top of the rice and veggies too.
  • Best Pan to Use: If you have a tint iron skillet, this is the time to use it. They retain heat really well and they preheat great. You can use any pan, but it’s weightier to use a heavy-bottomed one if you don’t have a tint iron. Make sure the butter is hot surpassing subtracting the scallops.
Close up of Honey Garlic Butter Scallops.

Storing Leftovers

Honey garlic butter scallops make unconfined leftovers! The hardest part is unquestionably reheating them without overcooking them. I like to melt some butter in a pan and then slowly reheat in a pan for 1-2 minutes. Then imbricate the pan with foil and let it rest for a few increasingly minutes. They won’t be rubbery!

  • In the Refrigerator: You can store your scallops in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
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Honey Garlic Butter Scallops

Honey Garlic Butter Scallops are pan seared and then coated in the most wondrous honey garlic butter sauce. This meal is so quick and easy that you will make it then and again!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword honey garlic butter scallops, Scallops
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinade 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 153kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • juice of one small lemon
  • 1 Pound Large Scallops
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • green onions for garnish

Instructions

  • In a small trencher whisk honey, soy sauce, garlic and lemon. Add half of the sauce to the scallops and let marinate for 30 minutes.
  • In a medium sized skillet at the butter. Add the scallops and set whispered the marinade. Season with salt and pepper. Turn the heat to medium high. Sear scallops for 3- 3½ minutes on each side until they are golden brown on each side. Add the reserved marinade to the skillet. Melt until the sauce starts to thicken and add scallops when in to coat. Garnish with untried onions.

Notes

Originally Posted September 16, 2018
Updated January 12, 2023

Nutrition

Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 690mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.4mg