Buttery Scallop Tacos

If you have never had the pleasure of eating scallop tacos, you are seriously missing out. In fact, you should probably go out and buy some scallops right now. Most people eat scallops with pasta or on their own, but – news flash – scallop tacos are one of the most insanely amazing things ever to grace your palate. 

If you’re a fan of scallops, you already know that they don’t need much “fixing up” to be one of the most beautiful-tasting foods on earth. All you need is a bit of butter, salt, and pepper, and a few minutes, and you’ve got perfectly tender, sweet scallops. Set those babies on fresh tortillas, and top them with your favorite taco toppings and prepare to enter taco heaven. 


16 large sea scallops, patted dry

2 Tbsp. butter

Salt and pepper

Serve with:

Corn tortillas


Pico de gallo or salsa

Cotija cheese


Green onions, chopped


Season both sides of the scallops with salt and pepper. Heat the butter over high heat in a large skillet until it is melted. Add the scallops, making sure to leave plenty of room between them so that they cook evenly. Cook the scallops for 2 minutes, flip and cook for 2 more minutes. The scallops should be caramelized on the outside and tender on the inside. Be careful not to overcook. 

Serve the scallops with warm tortillas and all of your favorite taco toppings. Enjoy!

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