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Scallops Provençal

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
18 min
10 min
8 min
Ready in less than 20 minutes, this seafood dish makes an easy but impressive main course or party starter. Provencal is the mark a region of southeastern France. The garlic forward topping and fresh parsley finish are indicative of the food of Provence. These scallops are so fast and versatile you can have them for lunch or dinner. A lighter plate of lightly dressed mixed greens are a great accompaniment while a heartier dinner plate may feature these scallops alongside some grilled asparagus and roasted potatoes. Serve as an easy appetizer for a delightful party starter.


Uncooked scallop(s)

1 pound(s), wash and dried

Table salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

Olive oil

1½ Tbsp

Uncooked shallot(s)

¼ cup(s), minced

Garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced (or to taste)

White wine

½ cup(s)

Fresh parsley

3 Tbsp, fresh, minced (or to taste)


  1. Season scallops with salt and pepper.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat; add oil. When oil shimmers, add scallops to pan, flat-side down; cook until just browned on bottom and you can see moisture appearing on top of scallops, about 2 minutes. Flip scallops and brown on other side, about 1 minute; reduce heat to medium.
  3. Add shallots and garlic to skillet; cook, stirring frequently, until shallots are lightly browned, about 2 minutes (be careful not to burn garlic). Add wine; stir and cook until liquid starts to reduce, about 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley; serve. Yields about 4 ounces scallops per serving.