How to Sear the Perfect Scallop
Thaw scallops overnight. Once thawed, pat dry with a towel. Then, season with salt and pepper.
Heat a flavourless, high smoke-point oil such as grapeseed oil in a pan over medium heat for 1 – 2 minutes. Place scallops counterclockwise individually in pan. Do not overcrowd.
Carefully sear scallops on one side for approximately 2 minutes or until they begin to brown. Allow to sear thoroughly before turning. Flip them over in the same counterclockwise order.
Sear for another minute. Remove pan from heat. Let scallops rest in hot pan for another minute to cook through.