Scallops with Lemon-Chive Sauce Recipe

Atkins Scallops with Lemon-Chive Sauce
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Difficult
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  • 24 oz Scallops, raw
  • 0 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 0 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 3 tablespoon Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 0 1/2 tsp Garlic
  • 8 cup Baby Spinach
  • 0 3/4 fl oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped Chives
  • 2 tsp Lemon Zest


  1. Season scallops with salt and pepper. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add minced garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add spinach and stir until wilted. Transfer spinach to a platter and cover loosely with foil to keep warm.
  3. Wipe out skillet and return it to stove over medium-high heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter. When butter is melted and begins to sizzle, add half of the scallops and cook until browned, about 2 minutes; turn and cook until just opaque, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Transfer to platter and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining scallops.
  4. Carefully add lemon juice to the skillet, as butter may splatter. Use a wooden spoon to scrape up any brown bits from bottom of pan.
  5. Remove skillet from the heat; stir in chives and zest.
  6. Pour over scallops and serve.

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