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Recipe courtesy Alton Brown, 2005

Prep Time:5 min
Inactive Prep Time:--
Cook Time:3 min
Level:Easy
Serves:4 servings





Ingredients
  • 1 to 1 1/4 pounds dry sea scallops, approximately 16
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
DirectionsRemove the small side muscle from the scallops, rinse with cold water and thoroughly pat dry.

Add the butter and oil to a 12 to 14-inch saute pan on high heat. Salt and pepper the scallops. Once the fat begins to smoke, gently add the scallops, making sure they are not touching each other. Sear the scallops for 1 1/2 minutes on each side. The scallops should have a 1/4-inch golden crust on each side while still being translucent in the center. Serve immediately.


Mom
1/18/2012 21:34:37

This is the recipe we used for Matt's prom dinner. We then used the juices left in the pan, added butter and orange juice for an amazing orange butter sauce. Best thing I ever put in my mouth!

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