Simple Pan Seared Scallops

4 from 2 votes

With just five simple ingredients, this dish is a snap to whip up.

simple pan seared scallops

With 5 basic ingredients, these Simple Pan Seared Scallops are a snap to whip up. The wholesome dish will please family members, dinner guests, and in-laws alike! Read on for the easy how-to.

Sprinkle your scallops with salt and pepper. Pour coconut oil in a skillet and heat. Cook the scallops to golden brown perfection (attained in only four minutes). Serve with zesty lemon and warm veggies or whole-wheat pasta. Sit back and savor each luscious bite!

By searing the scallops in coconut oil as opposed to conventional oils, you add a bucketful of health benefits to the dish. Coconut oil contains plentiful fatty acids that are essential to your health. The soft, savory fish boasts a protein-packed, vitamin-rich profile proven to boost your immune system and protect against heart attacks.

4 from 2 votes

Simple Pan Seared Scallops

It only takes five simple and clean ingredients to make these fantastic and delicious scallops.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 4 scallops
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


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


  • Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper. Pour oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve with lemon wedges and vegetables or over a simple whole wheat pasta.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 4scallops | Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 590mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
Keywords Low-Carb, Paleo, Quick and Easy, Seafood

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