The easiest way to sear your scallops to perfection? On the stove top!
How to Prepare Sea Scallops
Before you begin cooking, there are a few preparatory steps you will need to take to ensure the best possible flavor.
- If ordered frozen, thaw your scallops overnight or quickly defrost them using a microwave.
- Rinse and dry scallops.
- If desired; cut scallops in half to create smaller portions.
Once you finish these simple, initial preparation steps, you are ready to start cooking.
How to Cook Scallops on a Stove Top
Cooking scallops on a stove top is the quickest and easiest way. We recommend a heavy pan, made of either cast iron or stainless steel for best results.
1. Heat pan on medium-high heat, melting 2 tablespoons of oil.
- The best oils for cooking scallops include canola, soybean and peanut.
2. 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.