Buttery, delicious, incredibly versatile, and surprisingly easy to cook, scallops are a true seafood treasure. Here, the best ways to prepare this delicious shellfish for any meal and to suit any taste.
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Fonda Shaia
Seven ingredients mean this dish is simple and uncomplicated—it might even mean that all you need to pick up from the store is some scallops. The sweet scallops shine when paired with capers and a brown butter sauce, and they taste great served over plain noodles or with some roasted veggies on the side.
Pro tip: Many people prefer to remove the opaque “foot” that sometimes comes on the side of the sea scallop. It’s edible, but this oblong piece is slightly tough.