10+ Best Pan-Seared Scallops Recipes

Prepared properly, scallops are one of the most elegant seafood dishes you can serve. Scallops require care as overcooking them will give them a rubbery texture and learning to cook them perfectly requires practice. Because of their light flavor, they go well with nearly anything without overpowering flavors! Here are the 10 best pan-seared scallops recipes that are tender and delicious! Please SHARE your favorite pan-seared scallops recipes on Facebook!

#1 Perfectly Seared Scallops

One of the most perfect ways to cook and serve pan-seared scallops! If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet, investing in one to cook scallops is definitely worth it. Get the recipe.

#2 Carbonara with Pan Seared Scallops

Seafood is always perfect when paired with pasta. It’s even more perfect when paired with perfectly seared scallops and served alongside this delicious carbonara pasta. Get the recipe.

#3 Pan-Seared Scallops with Lemon Butter

Pan-seared scallops are perfect when served with light flavors and you can’t beat this delicious lemon butter. Get the recipe.

#4 Perfect Pan Seared Scallops (with a Simple Pan Sauce)

When it comes to cooking, the word simple generally leads to a dish full of flavor. Not only is this a great recipe for pan-seared scallops, but it’s also a great tutorial for perfectly cooked scallops. Get the recipe.

#5 Pan-Seared Scallops with Lemon

Another recipe that proves all you need is 2 ingredients for perfectly seared sea scallops: scallops and quality olive oil. Get the recipe.

#6 Asparagus Scallops

Perfect seared sea scallops served with fresh seasonal asparagus. How does it get better than that? Get the recipe.

#7 Pan-Seared Scallops With Orange-Lime Vinaigrette

While these pan-seared sea scallops are perfect when served with a wedge of lemon, the orange-lime vinaigrette recipe adds a punch of flavor without overpowering the dish. Get the recipe.

#8 Seared Scallops with Herb-Butter Pan Sauce

This is what pan-seared sea scallops should be, sweet, tender, and absolutely delectable. The rich pan sauce adds a range of flavors. Get the recipe.

#9 Scallops With Stir-Fried Vegetables

Bring the Japanese steakhouse experience at home with this healthy and tasty dish. Get the recipe.

#10 Seared Scallops in White Wine Butter Sauce

A great recipe for beginners but delicious enough for experts, this is a great tutorial and recipe for cooking perfect seared sea scallops. Get the recipe.