Here’s an easy no-recipe recipe!
Seared Sea Scallops
Heat a pan until wickedly hot. Add a slick of oil, then your well-dried sea scallops (make sure they’re not touching one another). Cook for two minutes, then add some butter to the pan, letting it melt. Baste the scallops until the tops firm up and turn less translucent, one to three more minutes. That’s it!
You can add other seasonings to the butter (garlic, capers, anchovies, soy sauce, chili crisp), but a squeeze of lemon and a scatter of sea salt is really all you need. Serve seared side up on a bed of lightly-dressed spring greens.