Perfect Sea Scallops

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Seared sea scallops are easy and quick to cook and very delicious. In this recipe, sea scallops are seared in a basil-infused butter. Pay careful attention to the cooking time, because it's important not to overcook them, or they will be rubbery.
Perfect Sea Scallops

Ingredients

  • 18 sea scallops
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon butter (softened)
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil (dry)
  • salt
  • pepper
Yield:
Servings
Prep time:
5 minutes
Cook time:
4 minutes
Total time:
9 minutes
Yield: 3 Servings | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 4 minutes | Total time: 9 minutes

Instructions

1. Rinse scallops in cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
2. Combine butter and basil. Using your hands, roll the mixture into a ball.
3. Season scallops with salt and pepper on both sides.
Perfect Sea Scallops photo instruction 1
4. In a large skillet, heat oil over high heat.
5. Add scallops (it's better when they are not touching each other, cook in batches if necessary) and sear for 1 1/2 minutes on each side.
Perfect Sea Scallops photo instruction 2
Perfect Sea Scallops photo instruction 3
6. Move scallops to one side of the skillet, add butter. Cook scallops for another 30 seconds, spooning the melted butter over them.
Perfect Sea Scallops photo instruction 4
7. Serve immediately.

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Perfect as they are

josephine February 3, 2014 6:33 PM
So simple a recipe yet so tasty. Will be making this again, and again, and again!
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Perfect recipe, I even didn't

aunt_ann January 1, 2014 1:30 PM
Perfect recipe, I even didn't have to change a thing! Used this recipe for our New Year dinner, it was a crowd pleaser. So simple, yet so tasty!! Thanks for sharing, Alena!
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