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How can I perfectly cook scallops??

i cooked them tonight and they were rubbery and chewy!! the ones ive had r not like this

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Asked by Luckyme3487 at 9:33 PM on Feb. 6, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • You probably cooked them too long. You can grill them. Brush them with butter and garlic and grill. Or cook on the stove in a pan with butter and garlic. The key is to stop cooking when they start getting smaller.

    Answer by Gailll at 9:36 PM on Feb. 6, 2010

  • in a hot frying pan with 4 table spooons of butter 3 minutes on each side-- perfect

    Answer by MELRN at 9:36 PM on Feb. 6, 2010

  • LOL dont'cha hate that? Yeah it takes practice...I fry in butter and garlic cloves and watch em till they turn white...cook too long and they get rubbery...OR you could have gotten some not-so-fresh ones from the market...may not be your doing at all.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:38 PM on Feb. 6, 2010

  • The key to cooking scallops is to cook them quickly so that they do not become rubbery. Start by patting the scallops dry with a paper towel. Season with a dash of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add one tablespoon each of olive oil and butter to a medium size skillet heated on medium-high. Place scallops into the pan one at a time. Cook scallops on one side for about 4 minutes. Gently flip over once with the tongs and cook for another minute. When scallops turn opaque (sort of milky white), they are done.

    Answer by neebug3766 at 9:42 PM on Feb. 6, 2010

  • 3 to 4 mins is too long!! they only need about 1 to 2 mins on either side. They should melt in your mouth. I have an amazing and easy recipe for them. I will look it out and add it for you.


    Answer by FHCrossyfxxxx at 7:26 AM on Feb. 7, 2010

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