How to Sear Scallops – Sizzle Your Way to Scallop Perfection

Learn the secrets of how to sear scallops like a pro, with clear instructions and simple techniques anyone can master. Impress your friends and family with restaurant-worthy scallops – and it only takes 5 minutes!

=== 🍽🍸🥩 RECIPE ===
16 ounces (450g) dry sea scallops
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Salt & Pepper

Prep the scallops: place scallops on a platter between layers of paper towels for 15 minutes to allow them to come up to room temperature and drain away any excess moisture.

Once the scallops are ready, heat the oil in a heavy skillet (cast iron or stainless) over medium-high heat until just smoking. Season the scallops lightly with salt & pepper and place in the pan in a single layer. (You may have to do 2 batches.) Do NOT move the scallops. Let them cook for 2 minutes on the first side, then flip them over in the same order you placed them in the pan.

Once flipped over, add the tablespoon of butter. Baste the scallops with the melted butter and let them cook another minute or two or until the internal temperature is 115F (46°C). Carry-over cooking will bring them up to 125-130°F (51-54°C).

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=== 📑 CHAPTERS ===
00:00 Introduction
00:13 How to Sear Scallops
00:41 Type of Scallops
01:31 Preparing the Scallops
01:59 A Hot Cast Iron Skillet
02:34 Seasoning the Scallops
02:51 Time to Start Searing
04:19 Basting with Butter
05:36 Tasting and Recipe Recap
06:40 Social Media and Video Recommendations

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