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Seared Scallops
The ultimate "less-is-more" recipe. Quick sear and simple s&p for seasoning.

Category Entrée
Chef Alton Brown
Contributor Jeremiah
Last Update 6/18/2016 3:00:27 PM
Prep Time 5 min
Cook Time 10 min
Serves 4

arrow_right Sea scallops, 16
 arrow_right Unsalted butter, 2 tsp
 arrow_right Olive oil, 2 tsp
 arrow_right Kosher salt

Cooking Instructions

 Remove the small side muscle from the scallops
 Rinse with cold water and thoroughly pat dry
 Add the butter and oil to a 12 to 14-inch saute pan on high heat
 Salt and pepper the scallops
 Once the fat begins to smoke, gently add the scallops, making sure they are not touching each other
 Sear the scallops for 2 minutes on each side
 The scallops should have a ¼-inch golden crust on each side while still being translucent in the center

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