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Quick Pan-Seared Scallops

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"Delicious way to prepare scallops."
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21 m servings 174
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallot; cook and stir until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour in lemon juice and cook until evaporated, scraping the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon to release any browned bits, about 3 minutes.
  2. Place scallops 1/2 inch apart in the skillet. Cook until browned on the bottom, about 1 minute. Flip and continue cooking until the second side is deeply browned, about 1 minute more.
  3. Transfer scallops to a serving plate; season with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute 1/4 cup minced yellow onion for the shallot if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 174 calories; 7.6 4.9 21.5 51 285 Full nutrition

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These scallops are great. I served them on a bed of sauteed baby spinach with jasmine rice. Quick and tasty meal.

I really dislike leaving a bad review but this wasn't the best method for cooking scallops. I cut the recipe back to one serving and used a smaller pan. On med. heat scallops will not become de...

I added garlic...just because I love it and this was great, super easy and delish!

My family loved this recipe. It is going in the box.

Very easy to make, and was delicious. Just make sure not to over cook the scallops! I served it with some spaghetti which soaked up some of the lemon/shallot goodness. I will definitely make t...