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How To Make Pan-Seared Scallops


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Cook For Another Minute, But Don't Overcook
Cook For Another Minute, But Don't Overcook!

Cook the scallops for another minute, but don't overcook.

Photo © Danilo Alfaro
Overcooking your scallops is one of the easiest things in the world to do, so be very careful here. The scallops should be removed from the pan and served while their centers are still slightly translucent (you can check this by viewing them from the side), because they'll continue to cook after you take them off the heat.

They should still be quite springy if you press them with your thumb. If they are very firm or stiff, they're already overcooked.

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