Lemon and Basil Scallops

  • Preparation 30 MIN
    Cooking 20 MIN
  • Servings 4


Lemon cream

Basil Oil

Vegetable Julienne



Lemon Cream

  1. In a pot, combine all of the ingredients. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until reduced by half. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm.

Basil Oil

  1. In a bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients. Set aside. 

Vegetable Julienne

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, melt 3 tbsp of the butter. Add the vegetables and cook for 6 minutes or until tender. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm. 


  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a skillet over high heat, heat 1 tbsp of the remaining butter and 1 tbsp (15 ml) of the olive oil. Sear half of the scallops at a time for 1 minute on each side. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining butter, oil and scallops. Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Arrange the vegetables in the centre of four plates and place the scallops around them. Cover the scallops with the lemon cream. Drizzle a small amount of the basil oil around the edge of each plate.


If you decide to prepare the basil oil in advance, blanch the basil leaves in boiling water and dry them well. This will prevent the oil from darkening over time.

Healthy Pick

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Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving

Content % Daily Value
Calories 580  
Total Fat 52 g  
Saturated Fat 24 g  
Sodium (salt) 450 mg  
Carbohydrates 16 g  
Fibre 3 g  
Protein 15 g