32 Reviews

Perfect cooking technique and timing. I sprinkled a little old bay on mine due to religious beliefs ...hahaha. For presentation I put the lemon on the side so the browned sides didn't loose their beautiful color. Yum these were so perfect.

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jrusk June 28, 2010

I had never eaten scallops that I could remember, but people seem to love them, so I wanted to give it a shot. I followed your instructions and they were FANTASTIC! (3-4 minutes on each side for what I think would be medium-sized sea scallops.) If they weren't so darn expensive I'd be making these all the time. =] My husband was really impressed... and I couldn't believe how easy it was.

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mayness February 23, 2010

Thank you SOOO much for posting this cooking technique!!! The scallops were seared and crispy on the outside and tender and juicy inside and bursting with their natural flavor. I'm so glad I didn't go with any of the other, more complicated recipes I considered. I will never cook scallops any other way.

I was cooking for 1, and after consultation at the fish counter bought 3 scallops, which weighed about 1/3 pound and cost me $5, but I figured I'd treat myself :-) They were big and I cooked them about 4-5 minutes per side on a hot cast iron skillet. I only used EVOO, salt and pepper; had no lemon but didn't miss it. Thanks again!

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Ellee August 27, 2011

Just made these & loved them. The sweetness of the scallop shines thru in this recipe. I did add a touch of butter - 1 tsp., if that, to the oil. I considered my scallops to be medium sized - wish they had been larger. Will make again w/large ones. Cooked 3 min. on each side. Thanks!

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Merryannie May 19, 2013

Used Bay Scallops! Just like Joes Stone Crab!! I added a bit of butter and think the lemon juice should be saved for after the scallops are plated so as to not lose the carmelization. Use high heat and a copper skillet if you have one!! Soo good!!

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IndyEater June 18, 2011

Finally, the perfect scallop. We have been looking for this recipe forever. The scallops turned out beautifully, soft and tender, perfectly carmalized with an amazing flavor. Thank you so much for sharing this simple, fast and easy to make recipe. I will only be making them this way from now on. :)

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Baby Kato March 01, 2011

I love scallops amd these were fantastic. And, so simple and easy. Thanks for posting! Alan

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Alan in SW Florida September 14, 2008

Absolutely fabulous and easy to make too. We loved them!

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Jenaemj August 30, 2008

Wow, this was delicious. I enjoyed it so much. Talk about easy to make too. They looked just like the picture. Thank you.

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jimmorris August 26, 2008

I completely agree--perfect! Very easy and simple. You can really enjoy the flavor of the scallops. Thanks for posting.

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RockChalkChick August 23, 2008
How Scallops are Supposed to Be Made