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Portuguese Fried Scallops Recipe
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Portuguese Fried Scallops Recipe

Portuguese Fried Scallops Recipe

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1 lb fresh scallops8 tablespoons butter1 cup flour1 garlic clove, minced3 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped1⁄4 teaspoon salt1⁄2 fresh lemon, juice offresh ground black pepper

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  1. Wash the scallops in cold water. Spread on paper towels to dry. Put flour in a small bowl. Toss scallops in flour to coat completely.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over low heat. Add the scallops and pan fry 3 to 4 minutes, moving and turning, until they are firm but not browned. Add garlic and parsley and cook 30 seconds longer.
  3. Remove to a serving plate and squeeze lemon juice over scallops and season with salt and pepper.

Recipe & Photo Credit: threeovens, food.com

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