How to Cook Scallops in Minutes

by Larry Brown, Jr.

Learn how to cook scallops with no mess, no fuss, all delicious.


  • Scallops
  • Half a lemon
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Preheat a medium-low temp skillet with a very shallow coating of Extra Virgin Olive Oil before prepping your scallops.

    Step 2

    Place your scallops on a sanitary surface.

    Step 3

    Generously season them with S&P.

    Step 4

    Dust the tops of the scallops with paprika and cumin. Paprika will caramelize and create color. Cumin adds a boldly, light background smoky note.

    Step 5

    Place scallops in the hot skillet season side down.

    Step 6

    After scallop edges caramelize add the juice of half a lemon. Increase heat to high. Flip scallops over, with tongs, for one minute and remove from skillet.

    Step 7

    Serve & enjoy.