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    Pan Seared Sea Scallops

    Pan Seared Sea Scallops. Photo by gailanng

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    hannahs dad's Note:

    A simple yet incredible way to prepare sea scallops. You won't be disappointed!

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    1. 1
      Start with fresh sea scallops, as large as you can buy. If you buy them frozen, defrost before preparing the recipe.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
    3. 3
      Heat olive oil in pan over medium heat. Rinse scallops with cold water, pat dry with paper towels.
    4. 4
      Pour pan searing flour into quart size plastic bag; coat scallops one by one with flour shaking off excess.
    5. 5
      Add scallops to pan; when scallops appear brown paper bag color 1/4 up flip with tongs.
    6. 6
      Add butter and spoon butter over scallops as "crusting" occurs.
    7. 7
      Transfer scallops and butter oil mixture to oven safe dish and place in oven for 7- 10 minutes and enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 02, 2012


      I knew that these would be a hit with DH, so I doubled the recipe. Unfortunately, I overcrowded the pan in doing so (too impatient to cook in 2 batches), so they didn't get as much sear as I would've liked, so I didn't bother taking a photo. Totally my fault, and the flavor was still great even if the appearance wasn't as nice as I'd hoped. I served these with Tippys Amazing Broiled Haddock and Butternut Squash W/ Wilted Spinach and Blue Cheese, and DH and I had a lovely seafood night. Thanks for posting! Made for PAC Fall '12

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    • on December 26, 2010


      As a sub for searing flour, I used Wondra® Instant Flour Substitute with added salt & white pepper. Delectable and what comes to mind are four words, "Go forth and gorge!"

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    • on October 17, 2009


      Excellent! Added salt, pepper and cayanne to the flour for seasoning. Only had smaller scallops so no oven step needed. Also added a splash of lemon juice for the last 2 minutes of cooking. My new go-to recipe for scallops. Used as an appetizer. Winner!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pan Seared Sea Scallops

    Serving Size: 1 (66 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 243.4
    Calories from Fat 171
    Total Fat 19.0 g
    Saturated Fat 6.9 g
    Cholesterol 30.1 mg
    Sodium 119.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 5.3 g

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