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Perfect Seared Scallops

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Learn how to make seared scallops with a perfectly golden brown crust, just like at the restaurants! 


  1. 1/2 lb sea scallops

  2. Salt

  3. Pepper

  4. 1 tbsp avocado oil or other high smoke point oil

  5. 2 tbsp butter

Tags: Recipes, Scallops
Servings: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes


  1. Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.

  2. In the meantime, pat the scallops very dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle the sea scallops with salt and pepper, to season.

  3. When the pan is hot, add the 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.

  4. Cook the scallops for 2 minutes, making sure not to move them or touch them at all.

  5. 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.

  6. Remove the scallops from the pan and serve!

Recipe Note

Recipe by Joanne Ozug via Fifteen Spatulas