Simple Recipe: Pan Seared Scallops

Pan Seared Scallops
Pan Seared Scallops

I’ve been debating whether or not to post this simple recipe, that I’ve followed several times over the summer.  I am not much of a cook, but I’m trying to change that with simple recipes.  I’m also trying to branch out with my blog and post about other topics as well as about books.

Blogging Note:  I am using the free WordPress plugin ‘EasyRecipe’ that I discovered while implementing the Fun theme by Pretty Darn Cute Design on my blog earlier this year.

I am linking this post with Beth Fish Reads, WEEKEND COOKING.

This recipe is from GaylaJ @

Pan Seared Scallops
Recipe Type: Entree
Cuisine: Seafood
Author: Pat – original recipe from GaylaJ @ on August 25, 2005
Serves: 4
“Very simple preparation that preserves the delicate, sweet flavor of the scallops.”
  • 1 lb. sea scallops
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs (approximately)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lemon
  • freshly grated romano cheese
  1. Roll scallops in bread crumbs.
  2. Put olive oil and butter in a large skillet; stir and heat until hot.
  3. Add scallops, turning once, until browned on both sides (3-4 minutes); remove from heat.
  4. Halve lemon and gently squeeze juice over scallops, then sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Cover with a lid and let steep for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle.
Serving size: 1 (150g) Calories: 195.3 Fat: 7.6g Saturated fat: 2.6g Carbohydrates: 15.2g Sugar: 1.2g Sodium: 735.2 mg Fiber: 1.1g Protein: 16.0g Cholesterol: 35 mg

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  1. Oooh – interesting plug-in! I link up with Beth Fish Reads’ Weekend Cooking occasionally to share recipes and this could be useful. You should link up there too – it’s on Saturdays!

    And, I love simple recipes that don’t use a lot of ingredients.

  2. Oooh, thanks so much for linking up! This kind of plug-in is just the kind of thing that will eventually push me to switch to WordPress. The scallops look awesome! We all need simple, tried-and-true recipes.

  3. We love scallops and I haven
    t made them in a long while –more salmon and shrimp lately, but look forward to trying this recipe soon. Have a great weekend.

  4. Lovely to meet you via Beth Fish! Scallops are fantastic and quick to cook. Cheers

  5. Scallops are my favourite, so quick, easy and delicious. And wordpress has all the cool plug-ins, I’d like to move away from blogger but change is intimidating. Thanks for sharing Pat.

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