Easy Meal – Scallops

There are nights when I’m in a pinch for time.  I like to have my meals on the table by 6pm.  However, there are some nights when I walk into the door at 5:50pm.  When I know these nights are going to occur, I plan an easy meal.  Scallops are one of our FAVORITE meals; however, we do not indulge every week.  They are a bit expensive; however, we have started to buy in bulk and love the savings!!  I encourage you try a scallop, at first I was intimidated by them.  However, they taste amazing!!  I think they ‘melt’ away in my mouth.  Scallops pair great with any vegetable or salad.

We are not big grass-fed butter consumers; however, when cooking seafood it helps to keep the oil at a constant temperature.

When cooking scallops, I pull them out the night before and let them defrost in the fridge.  I highly recommend this method.  After 24 hours they are ready for cooking!

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Scallops

Ingredients
1lb large scallops
1 TBL coconut oil
1TBL grass-fed butter
Himalayan sea salt to taste
 
Directions:
1.  Rinse scallops and pat dry.
2.  Sprinkle Himalayan sea salt over them lightly.
3.  Melt butter and coconut oil in pan together on medium-high heat.
4.  When hot add in scallops.  
5.  Cook for 2 minutes and then flip.  Do not check to see if they are browned until 2 minutes have passed.  You want the scallops to have a light brown color to them.
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6.  Cook for 1 more minute.
7.  Serve immediately.