Many years ago, I was a guest on a local television show and was asked a few personal questions to wrap up my cooking segment. The host asked if my mother was a positive cooking influence in my life. Without filtering my thoughts, I said that my mom was an awful cook and had ruined my joy of eating scallops…oops! Although this was true, I profusely apologized to my mom. We still laugh about it!
Scallops are a lean protein source and quite easy to cook. However, overcooked scallops are inedible so it’s critical to be focused for the few minutes the scallops are on the stove-top sautéing in the pan. A perfectly cooked scallop is a bit translucent and creamy in the middle. This is a delicious dish with lemon, capers and a garnish of fresh chives.