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Course: Mains
Keyword: Gluten-Free, Healthy, Seafood, Seared Scallops, Weeknight Dinner

Seared Scallops

ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 8 minutes
Yield: 4
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  • 1 to 1 1/4 pounds dry sea scallops, approximately 16
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 8 minutes
Yield: 4

Procedure

  • Remove the small side muscle from the scallops, rinse with cold water and thoroughly pat dry.
  • Add the butter and oil to a 12- to 14-inch saute pan set over high heat. Salt and pepper the scallops. Once the fat begins to smoke, gently add the scallops, making sure they are not touching each other. Sear the scallops until they have a 1/4-inch golden crust on each side while still being translucent in the center, 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Serve immediately.
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