Anybody have scallop recipes.
Scallops have a sweet delicate flavor.  When cooked properly they are not rubbery and kind of melt in your mouth. 

Basic Seared Scallops (the best way to eat them, if you ask me...)

10 sea scallops (make sure you don't get any that are torn or gashed)
2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
4 Tablespoons of butter

Place scallops on paper towel to dry them.  Season both sides generously with salt and pepper.  Heat the olive oil in a skillet (I prefer the cast iron variety) over medium high heat.  (Hint:  Add oil to hot pan rather than letting the oil heat up with the pan).  Place the scallops in the pan (arrange them in a circle, laying the first ones at 12 o'clock.  This will help you remember which ones have been in the pan longest).  Sear the scallops for about 90 seconds to 2 minutes.  They should be brown but not burnt.  Turn them over in the order that you laid them in the pan.  Add the butter.  Cook for another 90 seconds to two minutes while basting the top of the scallops with the melted butter.  Remove scallops to a paper towel. 

Serve with pasta, risotto, steak or a salad.


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Anybody have scallop recipes. - by Baskerville - 12-11-2009, 01:18 AM
Re: Anybody have scallop recipes. - by Texican - 12-11-2009, 12:30 PM
Re: Anybody have scallop recipes. - by amasimp - 12-11-2009, 03:16 PM

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