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Cooking Scallops at Home is Super Easy!
Pan-Seared scallops with thyme is probably the tastiest scallops recipe you have ever cooked!
➡️ Scallops are usually considered luxurious food, expensive and difficult to cook. But cooking scallops for dinner can be much easier and cheaper than you think! Immerse yourself in this article to find out more!
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How to Cook Scallops for Dinner from Scratch at Home
Pan-Seared Scallops with Thyme
- 1 pound fresh sea scallops, rinsed and patted dry
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Start by preparing the scallops. Rinse them thoroughly under cold running water and pat them dry with paper towels. Season both sides of the scallops with salt and pepper.
- In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Once the skillet is hot, add the scallops to the skillet, making sure they are not touching each other. Cook the scallops for 2-3 minutes on one side until they are golden brown.
- Flip the scallops and add 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, 2 cloves of minced garlic, and 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves to the skillet.
- Cook the scallops for an additional 2-3 minutes on the other side until they are fully cooked and the butter is melted.
- Once the scallops are fully cooked, remove them from the skillet and transfer them to a serving dish.
- Drizzle the remaining butter and thyme mixture over the scallops.
- Serve the scallops immediately and enjoy!
- Be sure to thoroughly rinse and dry the scallops before cooking them to remove any sand or grit.
- It’s important to use a large skillet to ensure that the scallops are not overcrowded and cook evenly.
- Do not overcook the scallops, as they can become tough and rubbery.
- Use unsalted butter in this recipe so you can control the amount of salt in the dish.
- For added flavor, try using a high-quality olive oil to sear the scallops. The oil will also help prevent the scallops from sticking to the skillet.
- For a crispy texture, be sure to pat the scallops dry before seasoning and cooking them.
- When flipping the scallops, use tongs instead of a spatula to prevent them from falling apart.
- To add a bit of acidity to the dish, try squeezing fresh lemon juice over the scallops before serving.
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Cooking Scallops for Dinner at Home is a Breeze!
➡️ Cooking scallops is an art and a science. To get the best results, you need to pay close attention to the scallops’ behavior when they are being cooked. For example, if you want your scallops to be tender and juicy, you should keep them submerged in the liquid they are cooked in or to fry them at a high temperature for just a couple of minutes.
FAQ’s for Cooking Pan-Seared Scallops
What are pan-seared scallops?
Pan-seared scallops is a dish made with scallops that have been seared in a hot pan until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside.
How do you make pan-seared scallops?
To make pan-seared scallops the simplest way, you will need to season your scallops with salt and pepper. Then, heat a large skillet over high heat and add some oil. Once the oil is hot, add your scallops and cook them for 2-3 minutes on each side until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside.
What are the ingredients for pan-seared scallops?
The ingredients for pan-seared scallops include scallops, salt, pepper, and oil for the simplest recipe.
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