Perfect Pan-Fried Scallops are amazing when seared forming a golden-brown crust to bite into, with a softer buttery inside. They literally will create an explosion in your mouth!
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Diet Gluten Free
Keyword Easy Scallops, How to pan fry scallops, Pan-fried Scollops, Scallops
Prep Time 2minutes
Cook Time 4minutes
Total Time 6minutes
1LbFresh ScallopsLarge in size
1Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat skillet over medium-high heat
Pat scallops dry using a paper towel
Season with salt and pepper
Add the butter and oil to the pan and spread around to coat the cooking surface.
Sear the scallops on each side for 1-3 minutes. Do not flip the scollops until a thin brown crust forms on the outside yet stays soft on the inside.
Baste the seared scollops using the butter and oil mixture in the pan before serving and transfer to a serving plate immediately to avoid overcooking.
Optional: If you want to take this a step further, add a clove of minced garlic to the butter and oil and saute for 2 minutes before searing the scallops. Squeeze a little fresh lemon over while cooking.