STEP 1: Prepare the scallops by rinsing with water then placing them on a plate on top of a paper towel. Blot them a few times with the paper towel to dry the scallops and remove extra water. Remove the paper towel and place just the scallops onto the plate.
STEP 2: Season the scallops evenly with paprika, salt, and black pepper.
STEP 3: In a large sauté pan heat the butter on high. Add the lemon slices and garlic and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring a few times so the garlic does not burn. Remove the garlic and set aside to reserve.
STEP 4: Add the scallops and do not touch them while they cook on the first side. Cook for 3 minutes, then flip the scallops and cook for 3 more minutes.
STEP 5: Remove the scallops from the pan and set them with the garlic. Add the zucchini noodles and stir around to heat for about 1 minute. Add the scallops and garlic back to the pan and stir to mix. Turn the heat off and serve the scallops with lemon butter garlic sauce and zucchini noodles immediately. Optional to garnish with parsley and chili pepper flakes.