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Garlic butter scallops on a bed of Succotash made with potatoes, corn, and lima beans

Garlic Butter Scallops with Succotash

An elegant yet easy-to-make meal! A flavorful succotash made with Idaho® red potatoes, corn, lima beans, tomatoes, and herbs topped with scallops seared in garlic butter.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 487kcal
Author: MinShien



  • vegetable oil
  • ~8 oz Idaho® red potatoes cubed
  • 3 strips bacon diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup frozen lima beans
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes cut in halves
  • 1 tbsp chives chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt more if needed

Garlic Butter Scallops

  • 6 pieces large scallops
  • ~3 tbsp salted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic smashed



  • Add vegetable oil and heat skillet under medium high heat. Bring potatoes to skillet and sauté. Once potatoes are brown and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Add chopped bacon to the same skillet and cook until slightly crispy, stirring occasionally.
  • Once bacon is cooked, add minced garlic, frozen lima beans, and frozen corn.
  • Once lima beans and corn are heated through, add cooked potatoes back to the pan with the cherry tomatoes and chives. Sauté for 30 seconds and season with salt.
  • Remove from skillet and set aside.

Garlic Butter Scallops

  • Pat scallops dry.
  • Heat skillet over medium heat. If using the same skillet used for succotash wipe clean with a paper towel and then add butter.
  • When butter is melted and bubbly, add smashed garlic. Sear scallops on one side for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Flip scallops and sear the other side for 2 to 3 minutes, or until scallops are cooked and no longer translucent on the inside. Be careful not to overcook!

Combine and serve

  • Divide succotash between two plates then place 3 scallops on top of each.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 721mg | Potassium: 1011mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg
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