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Jim's Balsamic Scallops

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"The tastiest scallops you will ever try. I like my food with a little zip, but you can leave out the cayenne pepper if you don't like it spicy."
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21 m servings 256
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Pat scallops dry with paper towels and set aside.
  2. Place flour, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, marjoram, salt, and cayenne pepper in a large plastic resealable bag and shake well to mix. Add scallops to the bag and toss to coat with flour mixture.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add all scallops in a single layer and sear until golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over seared scallops.


  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 256 calories; 8.1 15.8 29.8 69 914 Full nutrition

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This is perfect! If you like Italian seafood - this fills the bill. Make it - serve with a biscotto. Finish with tiramisu.

I followed the recipe exactly. Some of the best scallops I've ever had. Everyone loved them.

I left off the cayenne but otherwise followed the directions and it was bar none the best scallops we've ever had!

I made this exactly as written and the sea scallops were perfectly flavored, cooked and delicious. I served them over toast with the pan drippings drizzled over them as well as the Balsamic vin...