Pan-Seared Sea Scallops

Pan-Seared Sea Scallops

New to scallops? Make sure the scallops are dried thoroughly before searing. A caramelized scallop will have better flavor than a steamed one!



17 mins

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Main Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil (divided)
  • 12 large sea scallops
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

Rinse scallops and pat dry with paper towels. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Heat a sauté pan on medium-high heat. Add half of the oil. When tiny wisps of smoke appear, add 6 scallops to the pan. Cook 2-3 minutes to form a deep golden crust. Flip to the other side and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and cook additional scallops. Serve.

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.