Lemon-Pepper Scallops

Author: Justin
Serves 2-4
1 lb. fresh scallops 2 Tbl. butter
1/2 lemon black pepper

Melt the butter in a skillet, and get it good and hot, but not burning.  Add the scallops, and begin to saute quickly.  After a minute, squeeze the lemon in over the scallops.  Then add pepper to taste.  (One thin coating; stir; then another.)  Serve immediately.

Notes and Variations

Trivial, quick, and quite tasty.
Made up by Justin 2/5/98 on the "This should work" principle.  Originally used 4 Tbl. butter and a whole lemon; result was flavorful, but too greasy, and had a bit too sharp a lemon edge.  Reducing butter and lemon should make it Just Right, I believe.
Goes well with Rissotto.