Cooking Fresh Atlantic Sea Scallops

Cooking Your Fresh Atlantic Sea ScallopsAt the Cape Porpoise Lobster Co., we offer fresh, dry Maine sea scallops delivered overnight and right to your door. When you order sea food from us, you can expect to receive delicious scallops that make the perfect addition to any lunch, dinner, party, or event. However, we know that you may have some questions regarding how to prepare the perfect scallops, which is why we are here to help with our scallop cooking recipe.


There are plenty of ways to cook your scallops, from grilling to broiling, pan searing to deep-frying. No matter how you plan to prepare them, there are a few things you’ll need to do before getting started. Thaw your scallops overnight or quickly defrost them using a microwave, and then make sure you rinse and dry them before doing anything else. If you want you can cut scallops in half to create smaller portions. Once you finish these simple, initial preparation steps, you should be ready to cook.


Cooking scallops on a stovetop is the quickest and easiest way. Choosing the right skillet is always important. A heavy pan, made of either cast iron or stainless steel, will typically lead to the best results. Once you have the right pan, you can heat it between medium and high and melt 2 tablespoons of oil. The best oils for cooking scallops include canola, soybean, and even peanut. For some extra flavor and texture, you can create a thin crust by dusting the scallops in flour. Use about 3 tablespoons of flour per pound of scallops, lightly coating them in it before placing them in the pan. Once you are ready, place the scallops in the pan and cook them for about 6 minutes.


This is just one of the many ways to prepare unbelievable Atlantic scallops. Check back for more interesting ways to include the delicious seafood provided by Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. in your cooking at home.




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Cape Porpoise Lobster Co.

When put quite simply: Cape Porpoise Lobster Company is the best of the best when it comes to quality seafood. In picturesque Cape Porpoise, Maine, in the village of Kennebunkport lies Cape Porpoise Pier. The Pier is an active fishing port; our people can be found right in the middle of all of this activity. It is in this port where we buy our lobsters, shrimp, mussels, and other fresh seafood–directly from the fishermen at the pier.