Valentine’s Day is less than a week away! Instead of going out for dinner, why not plan ahead and make a special meal at home? Similar to the mussel recipe I posted, this seared scallop recipe looks and tastes like it’s involved and time consuming, but it really couldn’t be easier or faster!
Scallops are a low calorie, high protein food. They are a good source of many vitamins and minerals including magnesium, zinc and Vitamin B12. Scallops also contain some omega-3 fatty acids. So on top of being easy to prepare, this is also a meal you can feel good about eating!
This recipe is all about the scallops- all you need is some salt, pepper, butter and olive oil. Served with some roasted brussels sprouts , you will have a meal that is sure to impress. Scallops only take a few minutes to cook. Any longer and they will be overdone and chewy, so you definitely want to keep your eye on the clock! I know scallops can be a bit pricey, but freshness and quality really pay off in this recipe…..and it’s Valentine’s Day after all 🙂 !
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- Black pepper
- 6 sea scallops, patted dry
- Heat butter and olive oil in a skillet (I used my cast iron) over medium-high heat.
- Generously salt and pepper the scallops.
- Once the butter/oil combination is hot, gently add the scallops to the skillet, making sure they are not touching.
- Sear scallops for 1 and ½ minutes on each side. Do not touch them while they are searing.
- Serve immediately.