Perfectly Seared Scallops

Perfectly Seared Scallops


1 pound sea scallops, patted dry
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
Freshly ground sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Lemon for squeezing, optional

Remove tiny side muscle from the scallops if they have them, then rinse with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.
Add the butter and oil to a large saute pan over high heat.
Generously salt and pepper the scallops. Once the butter/oil combo begins to smoke, gently add the scallops, making sure they are not touching. Sear scallops for 1 1/2 minutes on each side – not touching them at all while they’re searing. The scallops should have a nice golden crust on each side and be translucent in the center. Serve right away!!!

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