10 Steps Easy Scallops Recipe

Start by selecting fresh, high-quality scallops from your local seafood market for the best flavor and texture.

Rinse the scallops under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture.

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a knob of butter or a drizzle of olive oil for a flavorful base.

Season the scallops with salt, pepper, and any additional herbs or spices of your choice for added depth of flavor.

Carefully place the scallops in the hot skillet, ensuring they are not overcrowded to promote even cooking and a golden sear.

Allow the scallops to cook undisturbed for 2-3 minutes on each side until they develop a beautiful caramelized crust.

While the scallops are cooking, prepare a simple lemon butter sauce by melting butter in a separate pan and adding fresh lemon juice and minced garlic.

Once the scallops are golden brown on both sides and cooked through, remove them from the skillet and set them aside.

Drizzle the lemon butter sauce over the cooked scallops to enhance their natural sweetness and provide a burst of citrus flavor.

Serve your perfectly seared scallops immediately, garnished with fresh parsley or chives for a stunning presentation and enjoy the delicious taste sensation you've created!