Seared scallops make a simple, yet elegant meal. A quick and impressive dinner, scallops turn succulent, tender and delicious in the air fryer.
They are simple to prepare, let the machine take the work and the clean up afterwards is simpler.
Scallops are a delicate food, make no mistake about it. Pan-searing sea scallops are easily overcooked–and just as easily undercooked–this tasty delicacy can often prove to be a true kitchen nightmare. But there is great news – air frying takes the guesswork out of the tricky sea scallop. They are impressive, to say the least.
- 450 g Sea scallops - not frozen scallops, cleaned and patted dry
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- Salt - to taste
- Black pepper - optional freshly ground to taste
- Onion flakes - to taste
- Garlic - minced or powder to taste
- Paprika - optional to taste
- Parsley - optional to taste
- Make sure you pat the scallops dry with a paper towel. Only a dry scallop will sear properly.
- Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, scallops and mix to make sure all scallops are well coated.
- Preheat your air fryer to 400°F/200°C.
- Coat the basket of an air fryer with cooking spray or use parchment paper with several holes to drain the liquid.
- Place scallops in the basket and place the basket in the air fryer.
- Cook for 2 minutes at 400°F /200°C.
- Flip scallops, mix them or shake basket.
- Cook for another 2 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 120°F /50°C.
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