Photo: Stephen Devries; Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns
Scallops come one of two ways: wet or dry. Ask at the fish counter for dry scallops, which are in their natural state, have a milder, purer flavor than wet scallops, and sear beautifully.
Makes 4 servings
Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add garlic, and sauté 30 seconds. Add scallops; cook 3 minutes, shaking pan occasionally. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 1 minute. Stir in parsley. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.