How To Make Pan Seared Scallops

Pan seared scallops rank as one of our favorite simple and delicious dishes to enjoy in the culinary world. By lightly seasoning them and searing each side in a hot pan, you can impress just about everyone with very little time and effort! They’re perfect served over a plate of creamy risotto, a mixed greens salad or a grilled steak for a little surf and turf. If you’re looking to impress a certain someone or are just looking for an easy and healthy protein for your dinners, these seared scallops are a flawless option!

Learn how to make the ultimate seared scallops in this video tutorial with our online culinary school chef. This dish is a perfect healthy protein for your meals.

Seared Scallops W/ Avocado Vinaigrette

Scallops Ingredients
1 to 1 ¼ lb dry sea scallops
2 tsp clarified butter
2 tsp avocado oil
Kosher slat
Freshly ground black pepper

Avocado Vinaigrette Ingredients
1 large ripe avocado
¾ cup avocado oil
½ cup white vinegar
3 tbsp lime juice
3 sprigs of cilantro
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground pepper
½ cup of water

Avocado Vinaigrette Preparation
1. Combine avocado, cilantro, lime juice, vinegar and seasonings in a food processor. Slowly begin to add the oil to form an emulsion, continue to add the oil until you have added all of the oil and the vinaigrette is very smooth. If it gets too thick add some water and continue to mix.

Scallops Preparation
1.Removed the small side muscle from the scallop, rinse with cold water and thoroughly pat dry.
2. Add the butter and oil to a sautéed pan on high heat. Salt and pepper the scallops. Once the oil begins to smoke, gently add the scallops. Ake sure that the scallops are not touching, sear the scallops for 1 ½ minutes on each side. The scallops should have a golden crust on each side and a translucent center. Serve immediately.


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