Cajun Seared Spicy Scallops
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Yield: 4 servings
  • 1½ pounds large sea scallops, tendons removed
  • Your favorite Cajun seasoning or Creole Seasoning, or make it yourself!
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  1. Blot Scallops verrry dry on paper towels, both sides.
  2. Rub the scallops all over with the cajun seasoning.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter in a pan or skillet, until very hot.
  4. Place half the scallops in the pan and let sear on one side (do not move!) until caramelized, about 1½ to 2 minutes. While they are searing, sprinkle a little more cajun seasoning on the tops. Flip them over then add another tablespoon of butter and tablespoon oil to the pan. Let sear another 1 to ½ minutes until firm and the centers are opaque.
  5. Wipe pan or skillet clean, and repeat with the other half of butter, oil, seasoning and scallops.
  6. Eat them like candy.
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