Cooking Scallops

Scallops come in two varieties -- bay or sea. During cooking, scallops turn milky white or opaque and firm. Depending on the size of the scallop, it generally takes 3 to 4 minutes to cook.

Sauteing Scallops

The word "sauté" is derived from the French word sauter, meaning "to jump." Sauteing is the technique of rapidly cooking or browning food in a small amount of fat in a skillet. The food is constantly stirred, turned, or tossed to keep it from sticking or burning.
  1. Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over high heat.

    Make sure the oil is well heated before you add the scallops.
    Make sure the oil is well heated before you add the scallops.

  2. Add scallops; cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes until scallops are opaque. Remove from heat.

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