Sautéed Scallops with Lime


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  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 ½ pounds sea scallops

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro

  • 1 garlic clove (minced)

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

  • Crusty bread (for serving)


  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet until almost smoking. Add the scallops and cook over moderately high heat until browned on the bottom, about 2 minutes. Turn the scallops and cook until just opaque throughout, about 2 minutes longer. Add the cilantro, garlic and lime juice, season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Serve with bread.

Suggested Pairing

A crisp Sauvignon Blanc.

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