Seared Scallops

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!

Here is what you'll need

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

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

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

Just make them, you'll thank me later!