Pan-Seared Scallops

Pan-Seared Scallops
Nina Fomufod

After attempting to be crazy fancy — and setting off the fire alarm in my smoke-filled apartment — I decided that simplicity is the way to go when dealing with these tasty bivalves. All you need for this recipe is high-quality butter, scallops, and a pan.

The butter will add richness and flavor, while still allowing the scallops to shine on their own. If you want to jazz it up, wrap them in bacon.

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Rinse the scallops, and pat them dry. Heat the butter in a medium-sized pan over high heat. Add the scallops to the pan in a single layer. Allow them to cook for about 2 minutes, and then turn them over. After they cook for 2 more minutes, remove them from the pan.


Calories per serving:

104 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Protein, Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 7g 11%
  • Carbs 7g 2%
  • Saturated 4g 20%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Monounsaturated 2g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 27g 55%
  • Cholesterol 70mg 23%
  • Sodium 890mg 37%
  • Calcium 15mg 2%
  • Magnesium 50mg 13%
  • Potassium 467mg 13%
  • Iron 1mg 5%
  • Zinc 2mg 14%
  • Phosphorus 759mg 108%
  • Vitamin A 51µg 6%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 1%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 2%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 8%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 37µg 9%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 53%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 1%
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