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!


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.


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.


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.


Good sides might be some rice and a small salad.

Serves 4

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7 Responses to Pan Seared Sea Scallops

  1. I just love scallops. I have broiled them but never pan fried. I bet they are delicious. I saved this for when we get some GOOD scallops at our store! Thank you for sharing on Wonderful Wednesday. Let me know next week when you post so I can find it. (It is a huge party!) have a blessed week.

  2. Angela says:

    I love Sea Scallops & this recipe looks delicious, Pinned! Thank you for joining the Sunday Link-Up, Have a Great Week!! :-)

  3. Lissette says:

    This looks so yummy! Scallops are one of the few bits of seafood I actually enjoy, and this looks like a quick and easy dish.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us on the Friday Funday blog hop! #FFBH

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