Super Simple Seared Scallops (and Salmon update)

Pat had beautiful fresh scallops at the farmer’s market on Saturday. I have never cooked scallops and figured I would give them a try. End result is something that I need to make sure ‘bbum scallops’ in Google will find.

  • Start with 1 pound of fresh scallops; the big kind.
  • Toss some olive oil and butter into a pan. Start it heating.
  • Throw some bread crumbs, salt, and pepper into a dish. Add a bit of spice, if you want. I added a bit of dried ginger and a dried orange peels.
  • Make sure the pan is good and hot, nearly smoking.
  • Dredge scallops in bread crumbs and drop in the pan.
  • Sear for about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Take off the heat and sprinkle with lemon juice and parmesan cheese.
  • Let sit in the pan for a couple of minutes.

I served them over fresh field greens with a light vinegar/oil/salt/pepper/sugar dressing (thanks, Mom!). Delicious. Slight bready crisp on the outside surrounding delectable little clouds of white meat.

(This recipe is derived from many of the results from searching for “pan seared scallops” in Google.)

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One Response to “Super Simple Seared Scallops (and Salmon update)”

  1. bbum’s weblog-o-mat » Blog Archive » Feast of the Seven Fishes 2009 says:

    […] I basically did the same recipe I have used before. […]

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