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Perfectly Seared Scallops

Perfectly Seared Scallops
PREP TIME
5 min
COOK TIME
5 min
YIELDS
4 servings

Scallops may seem intimidating but when you know what to do they’re actually quite simple to prepare.

Courtesy of Amanda Riva of The Hot Plate.

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Ingredients

1
lb(s) (500 g) sea scallops, about 16 pieces
salt and pepper
2
Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil
1
Tbsp (15 mL) butter
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Directions

Step 1

Remove the small side muscle from the scallop; discard. Pat dry well with paper towel. Season generously with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Heat the oil and butter in a large heavy-bottom skillet set over medium-high heat until almost smoking. Add the scallops to the pan without crowding.

Step 3

Cook, without disturbing, for 2 minutes or until there is a 1/4-inch (5 mm) crust. Loosen from skillet and turn over. Cook for 1 minute or until browned on the outside but still translucent in the centre.

Step 4

Serve immediately.

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