Pan Seared Sea Scallops

I love the sweetness of sea scallops – and the ease of preparing them!  These beauties have a depth and sweetness the smaller bay scallops just don’t have.  Add some sides and dinner is served!

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What you need:

  • 12 Large Sea scallops
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Small bunch of chives
  • 4 sprigs of parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

How to Do it:

Rinse the scallops and dry them well on paper towels.

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Mix the three seasonings together on a large plate. 20160213_173011_resized

Press each side of all the scallops into the spices, making sure it sticks.

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Heat the olive oil to medium high in a skillet or grill pan.  Place each scallop in the hot oil and sear for about 1 – 2 minutes on each side.  They should be soft and tender on the inside with a brown sear on the outside.  Be careful not to over-cook!

Remove from heat and serve hot, garnished with chives and parsley.

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Good sides might be some rice and a small salad.

Serves 4

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