Pan-seared scallops might be the only way to get that golden crust and sear on those scallops. Baking does not work that well, really, in my opinion.
If you are looking for more spice and complexity than the usual salt and black pepper pan-seared scallops, you can look into Japanese 7-spice - Shichimi Togarashi as the alternative.
The spice is not overpowering and the citrus notes (orange peel) in the spice elevates and complements the uber-umami savory-sweet in the scallops.
Pairing them with quinoa makes my meal so so complete and satisfying!
Just prepare your favorite quinoa veggie combination and voila! Salad of quinoa and veggies served with scallops.
What a meal!
Tag: scallops, quinoa
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