Pan-searing scallops is a popular and easy way of preparing them and prevents altering their flavor too much. Grilling and deep-frying methods are also popular.
Using heavy iron or stainless-steel skillets allows the high temperatures necessary to create a thin crust on scallops. Pan-searing them for a few minutes using a small amount of olive oil or butter keeps the center of the scallops soft and chewy while browning the outside. A light salt, pepper and lemon juice seasoning goes well with the delicate taste of scallops. Grilling scallops on skewers with other fish, prawns or vegetables is easy but effective. Grilling them on a barbecue adds an unmistakable char-grilled flavor.