Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pan-Seared Sea Scallops

I love scallops, but I was always afraid to cook them.  I didn't think I could make them as tasty as the restaurants.  This recipe is extremely simple, yet so delicious.  This recipe allowed me to overcome my fear of cooking scallops with delicious results.  If you love sea scallops like I do, you must try this simple recipe.

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

Rinse scallops with cold water and thoroughly pat dry.  Sprinkle scallops with salt, pepper and parsley, then set aside.  Add butter and oil to a saute pan on high heat.  Once the fat begins to smoke, gently add the scallops, making sure they are not touching each other.  Sear the scallops for 2 minutes on each side.  The scallops should have a golden crust on each side while still being translucent in the center.  Serve immediately and enjoy.

*recipe adapted from,


  1. I love scallops normally I don't have them alone I eat them with pasta but this looks delicious

  2. They look delicious!!! Have a wonderful thursday!!!

  3. Girlfriend you read my mind! We love scallops, but have been intimidated to cook them. We can just hear Gordon Ramsey screaming in our ear, "they are bloody raw!" LOL We will have to give this a go!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh, Wow! Is that easy? I might give them a try! Thanks Brandi!

  5. I adore scallops but have been skeptical of preparing them myself. Thank you for posting this; I'll have to give it a whirl! Visiting from Stone Gable.

  6. I never met a scallop I didn't like. Your kids have it really good when it comes to all your delicious cooking :)

  7. That looks delicious. Though I was born and raised on the Gulf Coast, I have never tried scallops at home either. This is inspiration enough for me! <3

  8. Love your blog, very nice! This recipe looks fantastic. Cannot wait to try it. You make it look easy. Stop by and visit us. We are having a terrific giveaway from a Southern author this week. Register in the Televenge post!

  9. Scallops are a particular favorite of mine and this recipe looks AMAZING! please, pretty please, come link it up at my recipe link up. I'd be honored! ~~Katie

  10. Scallops have risen to the top of my list in the last couple of months. These look amazing, Brandi! I love the little bits of kosher salt on top. Great photo! Yum!

  11. Scallops are a favorite of mine and this is one of my favorite ways to fix them!

  12. Good morning~I have featured this recipe on my blog today for my weekly seafood round-up and have linked this recipe to your original post so that my readers will be forwarded to your site. Thank you for allowing me to share! Here is the link:


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