Scallops with Basil-Lemon Sauce
4 tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1-1/2 lbs bay or sea scallops, rinsed and well dried
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
In large, heavy skillet, over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and cook until softened. Do not brown.
Add scallops and basil and sauté over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
Add lemon juice and continue cooking, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes longer.
Season with salt and pepper. Serve Immediately.