Seared Sea Scallops

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Seared Sea Scallops, serves 4

1lb fresh sea scallops (about 15 large scallops)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter
salt & pepper

Rinse scallops with cold water and thoroughly pat dry.  Add the butter and oil to a large saute pan on high heat. Salt and pepper the scallops. Once the oil/butter combo begins to smoke, gently add the scallops, making sure they are not touching each other. Sear the scallops for 1 1/2 minutes on each side. The scallops should have a 1/4-inch golden crust on each side while still being translucent in the center. Serve immediately.

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