Sally's Recipe Of The Week: Seasoned Seared Scallops
Seasoned Seared Scallops Serves 2
This dish is done in minutes and it's so good. Here is what you will need:
1/2 pound large sea scallops- thawed 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs (I make my own, it's next) 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 lemon 2 tsp olive oil pat of butter salt and pepper chives (optional)
Like I said I make my own bread crumbs. I store bread in the freezer and just pull some out when I need it. Of course you can use seasoned bread crumbs from the store. I just put a thawed out whole wheat piece of bread in the food processor and added Italian seasoning and a little salt and pepper.
Mix together the bread crumbs and the Parmesan cheese in a large flat dish. Dry off the scallops then press them into the bread crumbs. Get them good and coated on both sides.
Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan. Sear the scallops on both sides for a total of about 3 to 4 minutes. For me it was 2 minutes on one side then about 1 minute on the second side. It will depend on the size of the scallops. You don't want to overcook them. I often do a test one to get an idea on the cook time.
Garnish with the chopped chives and serve with lemon slices. I added a side of cauliflower mash and broccoli. Lets Eat!