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, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 3g 5%
  • Carbs 4g 1%
  • Saturated 2g 10%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Monounsaturated 1g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 14g 27%
  • Cholesterol 35mg 12%
  • Sodium 445mg 19%
  • Calcium 8mg 1%
  • Magnesium 25mg 6%
  • Potassium 233mg 7%
  • Iron 0mg 2%
  • Zinc 1mg 7%
  • Phosphorus 380mg 54%
  • Vitamin A 25µg 3%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 1%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 1%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 4%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 18µg 5%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 27%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 0%
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