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Seared Scallops with Strawberry Relish

Seared scallop main dish

  • Author: Ben
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 6
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1 pound of fresh scallops
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil (ghee or butter)
  • salt and pepper


  1. Rinse the scallops under cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat for a few minutes. Add the olive oil (ghee or butter) and allow to heat for a few seconds. Carefully drop the scallops into the pan – leaving space between them.
  3. Sear for approximately 2 minutes on each side – You might need more or less time depending on size of your scallops. The scallops are done when they have a golden brown crust with a translucent center. 
  4. Remove the scallops from the pan and set them aside.
  5. Top each scallop with a bit of the strawberry relish and finish with a chiffonade of arugula for the presentation.