Pan-Seared Scallops are decadent and delicious, yet one of the easiest dinners you'll make! The simple, savory sauce that they are seared in is out-of-this-world delicious!
I can never come up with an answer when asked about my favorite type of seafood. Shrimp, lobster, crab legs, shrimp.. It's all so glorious! And different! There is something so decadent and special about a carefully-made seafood meal. When I see scallops on the menu at a restaurant, I almost always order them. I do not, however, make them very often at home, which needs to change. The tiny bit of effort it takes to make them produces the most delicious results.
Something else I love about seafood is that it is so naturally delicious that it hardly needs any help from seasonings. Butter, salt, pepper, lemon juice and garlic transform delicious scallops into it-tastes-like-you-slaved-over-these scallops.
One important note about this recipe (and any scallop recipe): DO NOT OVERCOOK THEM. Scallops cook very quickly, so 2 minutes per side is all they will need. Overcooked scallops are rubbery and not nearly as enjoyable. Be sure to set a timer as they cook!
I love serving scallops with rice or quinoa, but they taste great with pasta, as well. Cauliflower Mushroom Rice and Roasted Vegetables complement them nicely, as does a nice glass of white wine. I'm salivating over here!