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Paleo Pan-Seared Sea Scallops, A Light, Low-Calorie Dinner Idea

Well, Angel is out of town for work today and it cold and raining, so I’ve decided that tonight will be dedicated to my March recipes – Paleo Snacks! I’m very excited, as we will be doing a lot of healthy, delicious snacks that are easy and portable. So if you have any suggestions, please let me know and I’ll make sure to come up with a yummy Paleo alternative J

As for today, I’m going to share something very special with you. It’s a recipe for the most absolutely perfect Paleo Sea Scallops in the world. No, I am not pulling your leg – they are flawless. Angel has figured out the meaning of life in these things, I promise you that…which is great and also a little depressing because I used to think I was the seafood master. No mas, that’s for sure! I hope you enjoy these juicy, beautifully browned sea scallops as much as I did!

Paleo Pan-Seared Sea Scallops

10 large Sea Scallops (ours were about 2 inches across)

¼ cup Coconut Water

Coconut Oil Cooking Spray

Sea Salt and Pepper

Let me start by saying that these are easy. Coat a non-stick pan with coconut oil and heat over medium.

Take your scallops and dip them in a water bath (just to rinse them of any gunk) and then set them out on a paper towel and turn (to dry lightly).

Once the oil is heated, just plop your scallops in the pan. Add coconut water (to create a thin layer between the scallop and the pan – this is the most important part!!!) and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Cover the pan with a partially open lid and let cook for about 4 minutes or until slightly bouncy to the touch (it really depends on the size of your scallops – when you push your finger down on the scallop, it should bounce back a little. Not a lot! A little.)

DO NOT FLIP THE SCALLOPS. This is how they get that nice brown on one side without tasting like a rubber-band.

Once bouncy, take them off the heat, flip them (brown side up) onto your dish and enjoy!

Hungry for a great side?? Try our Paleo Vegetable Medley!

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