How Scallops are Supposed to Be Made

Total Time
2 mins
8 mins

Scallops don't need sauces or breading to be perfect. This method is fast, easy, healthy, and most of all, delicious! I love these scallops with some couscous or a simple pasta with olive oil, Parmesan, and basil/oregano. Enjoy!

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  1. Preheat a large skillet over med-high to high heat; add oil.
  2. Pat down scallops with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper over one side of the scallops.
  4. Place scallops (seasoned side down) on the hot skillet.
  5. Do not touch, move, or tinker with the scallops at all.
  6. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the other side of the scallops.
  7. Cook scallops 3 to 5 minutes (depending on thickness) on each side or until caramel in color.
  8. Squeeze the lemon juice over the pan.