Seared Scallops on a plate
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Quick Seared Scallops (Keto, Whole30, Paleo)

A quick recipe for seared scallops that is done in minutes. This is the perfect protein for a quick keto and low carb meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Scallop, Scallops, Seafood
Servings: 4
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Davinah



  • Pat your scallops dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle them with sea salt and black pepper. I like to keep the spices to a minimum on this so that the flavor of the scallops is the star.
  • Bring a frying pan to medium heat
  • Add butter and olive oil and wait for the fat to start to bubble. This is important for getting the browned crust/sear on the outside of the scallops
  • Add scallops to the pan and cook for 2 minutes per side. You should only flip the scallops once. Remove the pan from the heat so that the scallops do not continue to cook. Serve immediately.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 232mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.4mg