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Easy Seared Scallops

Hey, you! ❤️❤️

It was Valentine's Day last weekend. What were your plans?

We don't normally celebrate Valentine's Day because I feel like love day should be every day (but I do like receiving beautiful flowers hihihi). With the current situation, I honestly wouldn't have minded celebrating en tete-a-tete in a restaurant with the Husband. But unfortunately, all restaurants are still closed here in France since October / November 2020.

We thought of taking out food from a local restaurant, but I decided I would make something special instead.

For a year now, I've been ordering fish and seafood online. I'll have to write all about it here soon! They arrive straight from the fisherman and are the freshest!

This time I ordered scallops and decided to make Easy Seared Scallops. They were wonderful! Personally, I find that scallops are perfect for a special occasion because they are pricey and just divine. They are naturally buttery, delicate, and have a slight sweet flavour. For this recipe, I also prepared Risotto to accompany the scallops, but you can also make it with Truffled Mashed Potatoes, for example.

Easy Seared Scallops



2 tbsps butter

1 tbsp olive oil

Sea salt

Chopped parsley

Risotto, cooked


  1. First of all, pat dry the scallops completely and set aside. This is a very important step you can't miss!

  2. On medium-high heat, add the butter to the frying pan.

  3. Add the olive oil to the pan (adding olive oil will prevent the butter from burning).

  4. Let the butter melt completely.

  5. Wait for small bubbles to start forming on the surface of the pan.

  6. Then add delicately the scallops to the frying pan.

  7. Cook 1 minute on one side and then turn over.

  8. Tilt the pan and spoon the melted butter and olive oil on the scallops.

  9. Make sure not to overcook the scallops as they might get rubbery.

  10. Set aside for plating.

  11. Transfer on top of a bed of risotto.

  12. Sprinkle with some chopped parsley and sea salt.

  13. Serve warm and enjoy!

xoxo Elodie

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