Chili and Herb Seared Scallops

These Chili + Herb Seared Scallops are the most flavorful and decadent, yet easy recipe whether you’re making it for a weeknight meal or special occasion!

Prep: 15Cook: 10Total: 25


  • 810 large scallops, cleaned
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 tablespoon mint, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon basil, finely chopped
  • 1 chili, seeded and finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. snow peas


  1. Place a single layer of scallops in a shallow bowl.
  2. Whisk together half of the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, chili, herbs, salt and pepper.
  3. Place the mixture on top of the scallops and set aside.
  4. Wash your snow peas and cut stems off if necessary.
  5. Place 1 tablespoon olive oil over high heat.
  6. When the pan is hot, place the scallops in the pan about two inches apart.
  7. Cook one to two minutes on each side, then add the marinade for one minute or so until it sizzles.
  8. Transfer the scallops and marinade to a plate or bowl and wipe the pan clean.
  9. Then, in the same pan with an additional tablespoon of olive oil, sauté the snow peas for a few minutes until bright green.
  10. Plate the snow peas and top with scallops and sauce.

Nutrition Info:

  • Serving Size: 2
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