Scallops can also be a nice first course - see photo for serving suggestion.
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
- 1 pound sea scallops
- 1 Tablespoon oil or butter
- salt and pepper
1) Dry the scallops with paper towels. Salt and pepper both sides.
2) Heat a large regular (not non-stick) pan for 2-3 minutes so it is quite hot. Add the oil or butter, and then the scallops. Don't let them touch each other. If your pan isn't big enough to do them all at once, keep the first batch under a piece of foil and do two batches.
3) Cook the scallops about 1½ minutes each side. They should have a golden crust on both ends, and the center should still look translucent. Turn with tongs.
Serve immediately. One pound of scallops makes about 3 servings.
Serving Suggestions: Serve with greens sauteed in garlic with a squeeze of lemon, with mushrooms in garlic and wine, as part of an elegant salad, or lots of other ways.
Nutritional Information: Each serving has 3.5 grams effective carbohydrate 25 grams protein, and 132 calories.