Seared Sea Scallops

Seared Sea Scallops

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Makes: 4 servings

  • 1 1⁄2 pounds sea scallops

  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper, divided

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 4 ears)

  • 1 cup chopped smoked ham

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced chives

  • Steamed green beans (optional)




Sprinkle scallops with 3⁄4 teaspoon salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add scallops and cook until golden brown, 1 1⁄2 minutes per side. Remove from skillet, cover, and keep warm.

Add corn and ham to skillet and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and remaining 1⁄4 teaspoon salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper. Cook for 1 minute. Add butter and stir until it melts, about 1 minute.

Serve corn mixture with scallops. Sprinkle with chives. Serve with steamed green beans, if desired.

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