How To Choose Scallops?
Things to consider when choosing scallops for this recipe:
- Be careful to choose firm, creamy or light pink scallops.
- For this recipe, fresh and dry packed sea scallops should be used. Among the scallop types, sea scallops are larger than bay scallops. Bay scallops are sweeter and softer. It is ideal for casseroles.
- Cooking wet scallops is more difficult than cooking dry scallops. For this reason, dry scallops should be preferred for searing in the pan.
- If you buy a thawed scallop from the market, be careful to consume it on the same day.
What Is The Best Pan for Cooking Scallops?
Use a stainless steel, non-stick, or cast iron skillet to prevent the scallops from sticking to the pan. Also, opt for a shallow pan. In this way, it will be easier to turn the scallops with tongs.
What To Serve with Seared Scallops?
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Pan-Seared Scallops:
- Zucchini Noodles
- Sauteed Brussels Sprouts
- Mashed Potatoes
- Caprese Salad
- Creamy Scalloped Baked Potato
- Steamed Broccoli
How To Store Seared Scallops?
Cooked scallops should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Cooked scallops left at room temperature for more than 2 hours should not be consumed.
How Long Do Scallops Last in the Refrigerator? Cooked scallops can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Can Seared Scallops Be Frozen? Yes. It can be stored in the freezer in ziplock bags or in an airtight container for up to 2 months. The freezer temperature should be -0°F (-18°C). Place in the refrigerator the night before serving.It should then be reheated and consumed immediately. Before eating, inspect the product for odor and appearance. Discard the scallops if they have a sour smell or a slimy texture.
Can Scallops Be Reheated? Yes. But be careful not to overcook. Cook the scallops in the skillet or in the microwave until warm.