Seared Scallops

Seared Scallops recipe pictures Cliff and I moved this weekend and let me tell you, it was exhausting. The great thing about moving is it is a perfect opportunity to purge all of the junk that has been sitting around the house untouched for years. On the other hand, it just plain old sucks. Fortunately for me, my wonderful husband did about 95% of the work. All I had to do was put everything in boxes and mark them. By the end I was labeling the majority of the boxes “stuff” and throwing all of our clothes in garbage bags. We are very classy! There were about 10 times this past weekend where all I wanted to do was curl up in my bed with a big bowl of mac n’ cheese. I really needed some comfort food to get me through it!

These scallops may not be considered comfort food but they will definitely make a bad day much better! I have always loved scallops but I pretty much only eat them at restaurants. I never knew how to cook them properly. How do you get that nice caramelization without turning them into rubber? The secret is sugar. These are one of the easiest things we have ever made and they were amazing. Scallops do not need any overpowering sauce, just a little wine and lemon juice is perfect. If you are looking for a quick, simple, and impressive dish to make for Valentine’s Day this is a winner!

Seared Scallops recipe pictures

Here is what you'll need

Seared Scallops recipe pictures

While the butter is heating sprinkle the scallops with salt and pepper then press the flat parts into the sugar

Seared Scallops recipe pictures

Sear the scallops for 2 minutes, flip, and sear 1 more minute

Seared Scallops recipe pictures

Remove the scallops and add the wine and lemon juice. We should have already removed the scallops by now. Whoops!

Seared Scallops recipe pictures

Just make them, you'll thank me later!

Comments

  1. says

    Hello Kelly and Kara! It’s Amy Grippo! My mom told me about your blog! I love it, I am now a new follower, all of these recipes look amazing!

  2. says

    yum! these look great. and thanks for the tip, adding wine and lemon juice while searing them! i guess we have to be super careful with the timing as the scallops will continue to cook itself when you remove it and the citrus acid is going to help cook it further?

    stunning photos and thanks for the step by step!!

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