How to Cook Scallops
Learn how to cook scallops like a pro - searing them in under 6 minutes! A few simple instructions to make cooking scallops a breeze.
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
- dry scallops
- salt and pepper
- grapeseed oil
Pat scallops dry with a paper towel.
Salt & pepper both sides of the scallops.
Warm a large skillet on medium-high.
Add 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil and allow it to become hot.
Add the scallops, spacing them a couple inches apart. To properly sear, spacing is crucial.
Cook for 3 minutes, then flip. Cook 2 additional minutes. Resist the urge to check them.
When buying fresh scallops, they have many different names and types, some of which are better for pan searing.
- Bay Scallops are the smallest and typically shouldn’t be used for pan searing due to their small size.
- Sea Scallops are the largest and are considered the best for pan searing
- Diver Scallops are scallops that are hand-picked by divers, typically resulting in a larger higher quality scallop.