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Pan Seared Scallops with XO Sauce

Serves 2-3 as appetizer


  • 6 large scallops thawed overnight in fridge if frozen
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp seafood XO sauce or regular XO sauce
  • 1 wedge of lemon
  • Chopped spring onions to garnish


  • Pat dry scallops.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and curry powder on both sides.
  • Heat pan on medium high heat, add oil and butter.
  • When butter is melted, place scallops in and allow to sear for 2 minutes each side.
  • Place scallops on plate, spritz a little lemon juice on scallops.
  • Add a dollop of XO sauce on each scallop and garnish with spring onions.
  • Serve immediately.