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If you ever watch cooking shows like Hell’s Kitchen or Master Chef, then you might be intimidated by pan-searing sea scallops. Easily overcooked–and just as easily undercooked–this tasty delicacy can often prove to be a true kitchen nightmare.
But there is great news for those of you who want to cook an impressive meal for your partner on date night – air frying takes the guesswork out of the tricky sea scallop.
Simply brush the scallops with olive oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, air fry for a few minutes, and voila! You have achieved a perfectly cooked batch of scallops that can be paired with a grilled steak or served alone for a romantic meal guaranteed to impress that special someone in your life.
Sea scallops have a sweet flavor that doesn’t require a great deal of dressing up. However, if you prefer to “spice up” your scallops, consider tossing with dry white wine or topping with a savory Parmesan cream sauce. Then, light some candles and break out the nice table linens for a quiet five-star meal enjoyed in the privacy of your own dining room.
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Preparing scallops in the air fryer
- 8 scallops not frozen
- light olive oil
- sea salt and pepper to taste (optional)
Brush olive oil onto the scallops then sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste (optional)
Place into the air fryer and cook for 2 minutes at 390°F | 199°C
Cook for another 2 minutes at 390°F | 199°C
Plate and enjoy!
Watch our quick video: Cooking the scallops in an air fryer
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