Pan Seared Scallops

Total Time
5 mins
10 mins

Very simple preparation that preserves the delicate, sweet flavor of the scallops. I didn't have Romano on hand, so I used Parmigiano-Reggiano and just grated it directly over the scallops in the skillet.

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  1. Roll scallops in bread crumbs.
  2. Put olive oil and butter in a large skillet; stir and heat until hot.
  3. Add scallops, turning once, until browned on both sides (3-4 minutes); remove from heat.
  4. Halve lemon and gently squeeze juice over scallops, then sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Cover with a lid and let steep for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle.
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5 5

This recipe is a keeper. Great pairing of flavors. I normally do not use breading, but this breading did not overpower the fresh flavor of the scallops and the result was light and crispy. I dipped the scallops into the lemon juice before breading after reading other reviews. I did use Panko crumbs which worked well. After removing the scallops from the pan, I added a little butter and about 1/2 cup of white wine along with pepper and just a bit of half and half for a delicious sauce. I ladled the sauce on top of angel hair pasta and added the hot scallops. I serve with a spinach salad. It is easy to over cook scallops so 1 1/2 minutes on each side is perfect.

5 5

O M G soooo delicious. I didn't have lemon so I skipped that, used Panko, garlic salt, onion powder, parmesan cheese, a bit of paprika. I made sure to dry the scallops off with paper towels really well first. Heated the evoo and butter in a cast iron pan. Threw the scallops in the panko mixture, and browned them. Yeah, the breading fell off a little, but sauteed it all together and it was crispy and AMAZING!

I wish I had read all the reviews first, then maybe I would have had more success with the crumbs sticking and not being so soggy/broiler trick. We liked the flavour and will make this again.