Portuguese-Style Sea Scallops

2 people
Prep Time:
00h 05
Cook Time:
00h 05

Fresh sea scallops get enriched with even more depth: port wine and five cloves of garlicky goodness. Go from start to supper in just 10 minutes.

Credit: This inspiring recipe is brought to you by Adore Foods.

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Ingredients and Method


  • 1 pound sea scallops
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup port wine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cooked rice


  1. Start by patting dry your scallops with paper towel to remove any water excess. Season scallops with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a frying pan over high heat until hot.
  3. Add half of scallops and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until browned.
  4. Remove scallops from pan and keep warm. Repeat procedure with the remaining scallops.
  5. Once your second batch of scallops is out of the pan, stir in port wine and lemon juice, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.
  6. Add back scallops, add parsley and garlic and sauté for 30 seconds over high heat.
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