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Pan-Seared Scallops

Pan-Seared Scallops

James Pucos
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2
Calories 265 kcal


  • 1/3 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 ounces anchovy fillets minced
  • 1 pound large sea scallops
  • 1 large red bell pepper coarsely chopped
  • 1 red onion coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp lime zest minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon zest minced
  • 1 pinch kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • Eight sprigs fresh parsley for garnish


Pan-Seared Scallops: Heat the olive oil and minced anchovies in a large skillet over medium-high heat, blending as the oil heats to break down the anchovies. When the anchovies are sizzling, include the ocean scallops, and cook without moving the scallops for 2 minutes.
Then, hurl red ringer pepper, orange chime pepper, red onion, garlic, lime pizzazz, and lemon get-up-and-go in a bowl; season it with salt and pepper. Sprinkle pepper blend onto the scallops and keep cooking until scallops have caramelized, around 2 minutes more. Turn scallops, mix the pepper blend, and continue cooking until the scallops have seared on the opposite side, 4 to 5 minutes. I am trimming with parsley sprigs to serve.
Nutrition Facts (Per Serving): Calories 265, Carbohydrates 22g, Protein 29g, Fat 5g
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