The most delicious and flavorful pan-seared scallops recipe! These scallops are pan-seared and then served with a homemade teriyaki sauce and flavor-pack veggie and mushroom noodles! And for some extra unique flavor, I drizzle the dish with aromatic basil oil! I love the combination of incredible flavors in this dish! The sweet, seared scallops are a great compliment to the savory veggie noodles. The basil oil adds another unexpected flavor profile! One of best seafood recipes!
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Preparing the Seared Scallops
Sea scallops are one of my favorite seafood proteins! They are very tender, soft and the meat has a sweet and delicate flavor. Making scallops is very easy but you must be careful when cooking them so you don’t overcook them! First, remove the scallops from the refrigerator and pat them completely dry with paper towels. If you notice any pieces of abductor muscle still left attached, make sure to get rid of it! It will be extra tough and chewy once cooked. The scallop should be round and smooth.
Season the scallops with salt and pepper and preheat a large, non-stick frying pan with a few tablespoons of high-temperature cooking oil. Make sure the oil is hot before adding the scallops! Place them around the edge of the pan in a circle for the most even cooking. Sear them for 2 to 4 minutes, until golden brown. Larger scallops will take longer to cook; make sure to adjust your cooking time accordingly. Serve the pan-seared scallops right away with the noodles and sauce.
Veggie Mushroom Noodles
I love to enjoy these scallops with my homemade teriyaki sauce and the most delicious mushroom noodles! These are so easy to make, too! First, prepare the ginger garlic teriyaki sauce and have that ready to go for seasoning the noodles. Next, saute the sliced peppers and set those aside. Saute the mushrooms next but do this step in batches! The mushrooms need to be golden and crispy; avoid over-crowding your frying pan for best results! Toss the noodles with the sauce, peppers, mushrooms and serve with the pan-seared scallops!
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