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Simple Pan Seared Scallops

With just five simple ingredients, this dish is a snap to whip up. The wholesome dish will please family members and dinner guests.

Prep Time

        Prep time: 5 minutes
        Cook time: 25 minutes
        Yield: Serves 4


    •    1 lemon cut into wedges
    •    1/4 tsp kosher or sea salt
    •    1 tbsp plus 1 tsp coconut oil
    •    1/4 tsp black pepper freshly ground
    •    1 pound scallops wild caught preferred, side-muscle removed, rinsed and patted dry


  1. Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper. Pour oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  2. After a few seconds, once oil is shimmering but not smoking (remove pan from heat briefly if smoking), add scallops so they are not touching.
  3. Sear scallops for about 2 minutes on one side. Turn and repeat. Scallops should be golden brown on the outside, slightly firm, and can have some translucency in the centers.
  4. Serve with lemon wedges and vegetables or over a simple whole wheat pasta. Enjoy!

This great family recipe is thanks to SkinnyMs at


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