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Seared Scallops

Learn how to make seared scallops with a perfectly golden brown crust, just like at the restaurants! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword seared scallops
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 263kcal

Ingredients

For the Scallops:

  • 1/2 lb dry sea scallops
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or other high smoke point oil
  • 2 tbsp butter

Ideas for What to Serve with Scallops (optional):

Instructions

  • Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  • In the meantime, pat the scallops very dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle the sea scallops with salt and pepper, to season.
  • When the pan is hot, add the grapeseed oil, then drop in your scallops, giving them enough room in between so they don’t steam each other. The scallops should make a sizzling noise when you put them in the pan.
  • Cook the scallops for 2 minutes, making sure not to move them or touch them at all.
  • Flip the scallops over with a pair of tongs, and add the butter to the pan. Let the scallops cook for 1 more minute, basting the scallops with the butter.
  • Remove the scallops from the pan and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 317mg