How to Cook Giant Scallops

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Scallops are a type of shellfish, found in oceans all around the world. A delicious meat, scallops are very versatile as they can be sauteed, baked or deep fried, just to name a few. This recipe serves 2.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 giant (or jumbo) scallops
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup rosemary
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • Rinse scallops under cold water and pat dry with paper towel.

  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of scallops.

  • Place large skillet over high heat. Allow skillet to heat so that it's perfectly hot before you add scallops.

  • Combine olive oil and rosemary into medium bowl and mix.

  • Squeeze both lemon halves into oil and rosemary mixture. Stir well.

  • Add scallops to oil mixture and move around until completely covered.

  • Place scallops in skillet and cook, searing for 4 minutes on each side. When done, scallops will be crispy and brown on both sides, but soft and juicy in the middle.

  • Place on paper towel to drain oil and serve.

Tips & Warnings

  • Tastes great with vegetables or rice.
  • Add spicy seasoning for a Cajun flavor.
  • Overcooked scallops can be tough to chew.

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