Pan-Seared Scallops


  • 1/4 Pound  bacon, finely diced
  • 1 Tablespoon  unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Pound  sea scallops, such as Alaskan
  • 1/2  Meyer lemon

While scallops are sometimes a pricey dinner to serve, they make great appetizers to pass around a party. Just stick a toothpick in them and they're edible. They're decadent but otherwise very healthy.


Pre-heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook until crisp and the fat has rendered, about 10 minutes, and remove with a slotted spoon and allow the bacon to cool on a paper towel. Meanwhile, melt the butter and the oil into the bacon grease. Add the scallops and cook for 60 seconds on one side — do not touch. Flip scallops, squeeze over lemon juice, and cook for another 60-90 seconds, or until scallops are just firm to the touch.  Remove from heat, plate, and pour pan drippings over the top of the scallops. Serve.


Calories per serving:

127 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 72g 111%
  • Carbs 19g 6%
  • Saturated 25g 124%
  • Fiber 1g 3%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Monounsaturated 33g
  • Polyunsaturated 10g
  • Protein 69g 139%
  • Cholesterol 214mg 71%
  • Sodium 2,531mg 105%
  • Calcium 44mg 4%
  • Magnesium 116mg 29%
  • Potassium 1,198mg 34%
  • Iron 2mg 14%
  • Zinc 5mg 37%
  • Phosphorus 1,686mg 241%
  • Vitamin A 114µg 13%
  • Vitamin C 15mg 26%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 24%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 10%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 39%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 33%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 76µg 19%
  • Vitamin B12 7µg 116%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 14%
  • Vitamin K 9µg 11%
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