Scallops with Lemon Herb Butter

Cuisinart original

The butter makes this dish rich and luxurious, but if you’re looking for a lighter meal, substitute extra virgin olive oil for the butter and serve on the side.


Makes 3 main course servings, or 6 first course servings


2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ¾ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 12 large sea scallops, rinsed well and patted dry 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature and cut into ½-inch pieces ¹∕³ cup parsley 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 lemons, cut into 24 small wedges

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 339 (84% from fat) • carb. 3g • pro. 10g • fat 32g • sat. fat 15g • chol. 80mg • sod. 633mg • calc. 26mg • fiber 0g


In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice together with the salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in the olive oil. Put the scallops into a large mixing bowl and toss with the lemon juice mixture. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap; let marinate in the refrigerator for about 1 hour. About 10 minutes before the scallops have completed marinating, preheat the Cuisinart® Griddler® Grill Centro to High. Thread four of the provided skewers, alternating with the lemon wedges and marinated scallops, starting with one lemon wedge and then a scallop. You should have 3 scallops and 4 lemon wedges per skewer. Fit skewers as instructed below*. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until scallops are fully opaque. While the scallops are cooking, put the butter, parsley and lemon zest into the work bowl of a Cuisinart® Mini Chopper fitted with the chopping blade. Process until thoroughly combined; reserve. To serve, place the scallops on a serving tray and dot with the lemon herb butter. You can also melt the butter and serve as a dipping sauce or drizzle over the tops of the scallops. *Using the kebab feature : Assemble the unit with the grill/griddle plate, kebab drawers, and drip cup in their proper positions. Note: grill/griddle plate must be on unit when using kebab feature. Please keep in mind that it is very hot when the unit is operating. Turn the temperature control dial to desired temperature and preheat for approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Prepare food according to your favorite kebab recipe and slide pieces onto skewers. Pull drawers to open. Place skewers into the skewer slots so the star-like shape at the end of each handle is inserted into a gear slot in the front end of the kebab drawer. Close drawer securely. Note: If using large cubes of meat or seafood, you may only be able to cook six kebabs at once. Press the kebab control switch to ON. The switch light will illuminate to let you know kebabs are rotating. To check to see if kebabs are cooked, press the kebab control switch to stop skewers from turning and remove a kebab with a potholder. If more time is needed replace the skewer and press the kebab control switch to resume cooking.