Simply Seared Scallops

I went to pick up my CSA farm share yesterday at Tangerini’s farm.  There is nothing like being on a farm.  It really is a happy place for me. 🙂  In addition to fresh lettuce, summer squash, beets, scallions and Bok choy, I went out in the fields to pick some fresh chives, thyme and oregano.  I also picked a few sugar snap peas too.sugar snapsThe local fish guy from Foley’s fish was selling fresh sea scallops and I knew I needed to get some of them too! The scallops were out of this world!  I mean melt in your mouth GOOD!

To prepare the scallops for cooking, I gave them a quick rinse.

rinse the scallop

I decided to simply sear the scallops in a bit of garlic infused oil and a tad of butter, to help with the browning.  I sprinkled a bit of sea salt and pepper on the scallops and added a few sprigs of thyme to the skillet to infuse it’s gentle flavor.

The scallops cooked up in now time and Russ and I were ready to feast!  Have you tried sea scallops? They are super yummy and quick to cook up in a skillet, on the grill or in your oven.scallops seared

We also enjoyed a big slab of carrot cake too…because, yesterday was my birthday! 🙂cake

Russ and the kids bought me my first ever Vitamix! I can’t wait to whip up all sorts of new recipes and treats!

Simply Seared Scallops (FODMAPs friendly)


  • Sea Scallops ( I cooked up about 3/4 lb)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic infused olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • sea salt and ground pepper, to taste


  1. Rinse scallops and pat dry with paper towel.
  2. Heat oil and butter in skillet over medium heat.
  3. Season scallops with salt and pepper, and then add scallops gently to skillet.
  4. Allow to brown on each side about 2-4 minutes or until scallops are opaque and cooked through.
  5. Cooking time may vary...I like my scallops cooked through and nicely browned