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Cajun Bronzed Scallops

Posted by Peggy on February 19, 2010

Cajun Bronzed Scallops
Recipe: Cajun Bronzed Scallops


  • 12 medium-large sized scallops, 3/4-1 pound (dry-packed, if possible)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons grape seed or olive oil
  • Fresh thyme and lemon wedges, optional garnish


  1. Combine salt, thyme, garlic powder, cayenne, white pepper and paprika. Season both sides of scallop with spice mixture.
  2. Heat a large, heavy-bottomed cast iron or stainless skillet to medium-high heat.
  3. Add oil and heat until hot but not smoking.
  4. Place scallops in skillet. Sauté until cooked through, about 2 minutes on each side. Garnish with thyme and lemon wedges, if desired.

Time: 10 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 2-3

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