Scallops rate pretty high on my favorite foods list. They tend to be pricey so we don’t have them all that often. I love the succulent sweet meat that practically melts in your mouth when cooked to perfection. Pan searing can be one of the easiest and tastiest ways to serve them but it’s important to pat them as dry as possible to get that beautiful sear that holds so much flavor. Once you have a hot skillet in place they take only a few minutes to prepare. A rice pilaf with dried cherries is a tasty side dish to go alongside.