Seared Scallops with Farmers' Market Salad
Look for dry-packed scallops, which will brown best.
Be sure you buy dry-packed scallops. Scallops marked "wet packed" have been treated with a liquid solution containing sodium tripolyphosphate. The scallops absorb the salty mixture and plump up, resulting in a heavier weight and a higher market price. But when you cook them, the liquid portion will cook out, leaving you with smaller scallops and a higher sodium content.
Cooking Light Gluten-Free Cookbook