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Cajun Seared Scallops

Author: Southern Made Simple


  • 15-20 medium fresh scallops
  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1 Tbs Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 dashes salt + pepper


  • Pat scallops dry with a paper towel
  • In a large bowl, toss scallops with creole seasoning, 1 Tbs olive oil. cayenne pepper and salt and pepper
  • Allow scallops to rest in refrigerator for about an hour to let the spices set in (optional - but recommended)
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter and remaining olive oil and sear the scallops for 2-3 minutes per side until browned
  • Serve immediately - enjoy!

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