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Cooking Scallops

Updated on July 16, 2013

Quick and delicious!

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 2 - 3 people

An appetizing presentation!

I always thought that scallops was a food that I could only enjoy at a seafood or high-end restaurant. I recently found a simple recipe that is simply delicious. By following the recipe below you too can make delicious scallops just like you get in a restaurant and actually I think they are better then most I have had in a restaurant.

I get my scallops at a local grocery store. I always buy one pound of sea scallops. These are the large scallops rather then the small bay scallops. First, you rinse the scallops under cold water in a collander. Once rinsed make sure the scallops are dried thoroughly by patting them with a paper towel. Salt and pepper both sides of the scallops to taste. Once one side of each scallop is seasoned turn them over with a pair of tongs and season the other side.

Use a 10" saute pan to cook 1 pound of sea scallops. I use the Pampered Chef executive non-stick 10" saute pan. Cooks them perfectly every time. You can find this pan on my website www.pamperedchef.biz/lanajoanskitchen.

Scallops starting to cook!

Heat the pan on high letting the pan get very hot. Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil in the pan. Make sure to coat the entire pan and when the oil gets really hot add the scallops with a pair of tongs to the pan one at a time. Cooking time is quick. Only leave them on one side for 2 to 3 minutes. Then flip the scallops over to the other side and you will notice a nice browning of the scallop. Let them cook for another 2 to 3 minutes and then remove them from the pan, drizzle with a little bit of lemon, and let them sit on a plate for another 4 minutes. They will continue to cook while sitting on the plate.

Picture of Perfectly Cooked Sea Scallops

Once the scallops are ready to eat I pair them with rice pilaf and asparagus. What a wonderful meal. Give it a try!

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Looking for a nice wine to serve with Scallops?

I love the way different wines enhance the flavor of food. White wine would definitely be the more popular wine and there are many to choose from:

  • Sauvignon Blanc (not too heavily oaked)
  • Pinot Gris
  • Chablis
  • Sancerre
  • White Bordeaux

You might also try a Chardonnay however there are mixed reviews on this! If you must have a red wine with your meal I would go with a Pinot Noir.

Watching your weight? Seafood is a healthy delicious food option

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Calories
Fat
5 Sea Scallops seared in oil
90
0
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268
0
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232
1

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    • lovebuglena profile image

      Lena Kovadlo 3 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      I love scallops in white wine... Thanks for sharing this recipe. Looks delicious.

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      Keeley Shea 3 years ago from Norwich, CT

      lovebuglena scallops in white wine is a great dish too! Thank you for commenting!

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      The scallops look perfectly delicious with the beautiful accompaniments. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Voted up and useful.

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      Keeley Shea 3 years ago from Norwich, CT

      Thank you rajan jolly! I appreciate your comments and feedback!

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