Recipe yields 4 servings
1 lb fresh sea scallops
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
Pat the scallops dry with a towel so there is no moisture. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Heat the butter and oil in a skillet and when steaming, add the scallops. Cook for 3-4 minutes without moving. If you let them be, a nice crisp, brown crust will form.
Flip over the scallops and cook the other side for an additional 2-3 minutes so that the scallops are cooked through and a brown crust has formed on the bottom side.
Remove to a serving plate and enjoy! So simple and so delicious.