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Sauteed Sea Scallops with Peas

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 10 sea scallops cleaned
  • Sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper
  • Knob of butter if desired
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Squeeze of lemon juice


  • Cut the green onions diagonally into thick slices. Peel the garlic and mince. Clean the scallops.
  • Put the frozen peas in a sieve and pour a cup of boiling water over them.
  • Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a medium skillet over a medium-low heat. Add the green onions and let them sweat gently for about a minute, until soft. Add the peas and toss for another minute or two. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add another tablespoon of oil and turn the heat up high.
  • Season the scallops with salt and pepper and when the pan is very hot; they should sizzle when the hit the pan. Leave them for about 1 minute, then carefully turn one over. If it’s golden brown, flip all the scallops over and cook until caramelized on the other side.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and return the peas and green onions to the pan, along with the butter (if using) and garlic.
  • Toss, remove from the heat, and add a squeeze of lemon.