KETO RECIPE: Seared Scallops


Searing scallops is super simple, and super fast! They are one of my mom’s favorite foods so I make them a lot and I always get a bit of a laugh when I watch cooking shows because they always seem to mess them up! Here are a few easy tricks to perfect scallops:

  1. First you want to make sure you pat the scallops dry! Use a paper towel and get them as dry as humanly possible otherwise they will steam and will not get a good crust. This is the most important step!

  2. The scallops have a side muscle which you can eat, but they don’t have a great texture. So just pinch the side of the scallop and remove it.

  3. Make sure your skillet is HOT!

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INGREDIENTS

MAKES 4 SERVINGS OF SCALLOPS

  • 1 lb. large scallops

  • Salt (I use Pink Himalayan)

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil or avocado oil

  • 2 tbsp. butter, cut into pieces

  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley

  • Lemon wedges, for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. In large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter with oil. Blot scallops dry with paper towels, then season generously with salt and pepper. When foaming of mixture has subdued, and the pan is just starting to smoke, add scallops.

  2. Cook, undisturbed, until bottom has developed a golden crust, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook until golden on other side, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer to a serving platter.

  3. Now make a super simple pan sauce. Into the same skillet, add butter. When melted, stir in herbs. Serve scallops with butter mixture and lemon wedges. That’s it!


KETO RECIPE: Keto Parmesan-Garlic Salmon with Asparagus

This is one of my go-to Keto Dinner Recipes. It's a Keto Salmon Recipe that is drenched in garlic, butter, and parmesan, and it takes under half an hour to prepare and cook. What could be better than that? I have a bunch of keto fish dishes that I rotate into our weekly meals, but this is my favorite. 

This keto recipe uses 5 ingredients, including my favorite Vital Farms Butter. It also only dirties two dishes which makes me so happy. There is nothing worse than the aftermath of a fish dish in your kitchen. 

keto salmon and asparagus
MMMM Butter

For this recipe, I decided to make asparagus for my side dish. I love that the cook time for asparagus and salmon are the same, so you don't have to worry about the vegetables wilting before the salmon is done. If for some crazy reason you don't like asparagus, you can substitute green beans. I like to add some red pepper flakes to green beans when I bake them to give them an added punch. 

keto parmesan salmon

I love how this dish plates up. It is simple but beautiful. I mostly just make this for my daughter and I, but it is the perfect keto dish to serve to friends and family on any occasion. 

salmon 5 ingredient keto cookbook

Find the full recipe and many more in my cookbook: The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: now available on Amazon.