How to Fry Scallops

Pan seared sea scallops, sauteed garlic prawns and spinach, avocado, and grapefruit salad. Paired with an Italian Pinot Grigio.
  1. Rinse and pat dry the scallops.
  2. Heat 2-3 tbsps of oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Once the oil is on the verge of smoking, gently place the scallops in the pan.
  4. Do not touch the scallops or the pan. Let them sit.
  5. After about 2 minutes lift up an edge of a scallop to see if it's browned. If so, flip it over.
  6. Cook the other side for about 30 seconds.
  7. Transfer to a plate and serve immediately.
The best way to tell when scallops are done is to poke them with your finger. You should feel a bit of bounce and resistance. The scallops shouldn't feel mushy—if they do, keep cooking.