Decadent, quick to prepare, and perfectly crisp and tender. What else could you ask for?
Skill Level: Beginner. Serving Size: 4 oz.
Course Main Course
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 160kcal


  • 1.125 lbs sea scallops (approximately 16)
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Rinse scallops with cold water; thoroughly pat dry.
  • Add the olive oil to a 12 to 14-inch saute pan on medium high heat.
  • Salt and pepper the scallops.
  • Once the oil is hot, gently add the scallops to pan, making sure they are not touching each other.
  • Sear the scallops for 1 ½ -2 minutes on each side. The scallops should have a ¼ -inch golden crust on each side while still being translucent in the center.
  • Serve immediately.


Nutrition Information: Shellfish is a great alternative to traditional fish, poultry, or meat. Gluten-free, dairy free, nut free.
Calories: 160, Fat: 8g, Protein: 17g, Carbohydrates: 5g, Fiber: 0g, Added Sugar: 0g, Sodium: 800mg