Seared Sesame Scallops

This was the first time I had ever made scallops and I was a nervous wreck! I had read many horror stories of the scallops turning out tough and rubbery. These however, were like butter!  I served these with peanut noodles.


12 large sea scallops

4-5 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

4-5 tbsp chives, chopped

2 tsp toasted sesame oil

salt and pepper


Heat large cast iron skillet over  high heat. Wipe pan with thin layer of vegetable oil.

Pat scallops dry. Combine sesame seeds and chives in small bowl. Roll sides of scallops in mixture, being careful not to get them on tops or bottoms because the seeds will burn very quick. Season scallops with salt and pepper. Sear about 2 mins per side to caramelize. Drizzle tops of hot scallops with sesame oil.



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