Sous Vide Scallops from A Duck's Oven

Sous Vide Scallops

  • Author: Chelsea Cole
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Sous Vide


Sous vide scallops in a brown butter sauce make a delicious, healthy dinner. You can easily cook the scallops right from from your freezer!



  • 1/2 pound of scallops
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 tbsp cold butter, divided
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  1. Set up immersion circulator in a waterbath and preheat water to 122 degrees F.
  2. Season the scallops with salt and pepper. Add scallops to a bag and remove the air. Add the bag to the water and cook for 25-45 minutes (I recommend 30 on the nose).
  3. When the scallops are done, heat a cast iron or stainless steel skillet over high heat. Add 1 tbsp of butter and melt. Sear the scallops quickly (less than 30 seconds!) on each side until golden brown. Remove to a plate.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add remaining butter. Cook until melted and beginning to brown. Turn off heat and add lemon juice and parsley. Taste and add salt if necessary.
  5. Pour the sauce over the scallops and serve.


The scallops can be cooked from frozen, no adjustments needed.

Keywords: sous vide scallops