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Pan Seared Scallops

Pan Seared Scallops

You may think that pan-seared golden scallops can only be ordered in a high-end restaurant. Think again! You don’t have to be a trained chef to nail this technique. Follow our photos, videos, and step-by-step instructions to achieve 5-star results. Sweet, plump, and tender scallops are sauteed until they reach perfection, with an exterior crust that is perfectly burnished. The scallops are finished with lemon, buttery garlic and parsley.

the scallops close-up from the side on a platter

Table of Contents

  • Why You Should Try This Seared Sea Scallop Recipe
  • Ingredient Notes
  • How To Prepare Sea Scallops to Cook
  • How To Sear Like a Pro:
  • FAQs for Perfectly Cooked Sea Scallops
  • Prepare Ahead for Leftovers and Storage, as well as Reheating
  • Serving Suggestions
  • Substitutions and Variations to Try
  • You can enjoy restaurant-style meals at home

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Why You Should Try This Seared Sea Scallop Recipe

Sauteed scallops are a great way to impress your guests for any special occasion, whether it’s a birthday or holiday.

Pan Seared Scallops are a delicious recipe that our tasters have rated as perfect. Similar to our classic Steamed Mussels, this Pan Seared Scallops recipe is also a white wine-based dish.

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