Every time we would head out to a nice restaurant for dinner, scallops were my number one choice to order. I love scallops. There’s something about a fresh scallop that is both filling and somehow light, refreshing, and flavorful.
I had always assumed I’d never be able to make my restaurant favorite pan seared scallops at home for a handful of reasons – they’re too difficult to make, they’re too expensive, they won’t be fresh, etc.
Boy, was I wrong.
Scallops are seriously one of the easiest dishes I now make at home. Scallops take almost no time to make (it’s legitimately quicker and easier to make the scallops themselves than any sides I serve with them). We are also blessed because we live next to a local market with a fish monger – I’m able to snag scallops fresh and the quality is top notch.
SO – if you’re able to get your hands on some scallops and are dying for an EASY recipe to whip them up at home, this post is for you. I don’t ever cook my scallops in any intricate sauces. I rarely even season my scallops. I literally rely on the fresh, high quality taste of the scallop itself to stand alone (but like, also with a little garlic, ya know?).
I’ve included my super easy pan seared scallop recipe for you below. When it comes to sides – get creative! I typically pair my scallops with hearty (but healthy!) sides like sweet potato mash, quinoa, or sautéed spinach.
I hope ya’ll enjoy this recipe! Scallops are seriously such a luxurious little treat that I’m so happy we now get to enjoy at home.
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