Pan-Fried Scallops

42 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 93% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes; part of Mother's Day collection

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"This is a great and easy recipe.I used this recipe when i misplaced skewers that I'd planned to use to grill the scallops.The dish turned out even better than i figured it would. I used a splash of Hennessey instead of white wine for the sauce. Thanks again for posting such an excellent recipe!"


1 1/2 lb. Sea scallops; rinsed
1/2 cup Bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
1/8 teaspoon Paprika
1/2 cup Butter
2 cups Rice; cooked
1/4 cup White wine

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Mix bread crumbs, salt, pepper and paprika. Roll scallops thoroughly in bread crumb mixture. In a large skillet, heat butter till frothy. Add scallops and saute till lightly browned. Gently remove scallops from skillet and arrange on bed of rice. Add wine to butter in skillet; Boil gently while stirring for 1 minute. Pour over scallops.

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Pan-Fried Scallops



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I served this with basmati rice and the meal was exceptional! A keeper for sure.
bcarmich 3m ago

This is a very nice recipe. The dish definitely comes out better when using larger scallops. Additionally, watch your flame, as it's easy to burn. Doing the egg wash, as others have recommended, is a good idea to help ensure your bread crumb mix sticks. A great dish which I'll make again. Cheers, Michael
mapglobal2 5m ago

Herico 8m ago

You omitted telling us to check scallops for the fibrous attachment on the side of the scallop, and be very careful with the temperature when cooking the scallops, or you can over brown the solids in the butter and get a bitter taste. I finally ended up cooking the scallops in EVOO and adding butter after I removed the scallops and then I could get the desired shade from the butter solids before adding the wine, to deglaze the pan. It’s a lot easier on the blood pressure!
bbos42 9m ago

Wonderful dinner for husband and me! I made mushroom risotto instead of rice.
irishfeet 1y ago

noelian 1y ago

I found this recipe so good I threw away my other Scallop recipes.
Johnnie398 2y ago

i tried using panko instead of crumbs. they didnt stick, and then burned in the pan, which spoiled the sauce. next time id add an egg wash, and a bit of garlic and say sauce.
brim 2y ago

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