Learn how to broil scallops in this easy recipe. Broiling scallops allows for a hands-off cooking approach while still achieving the same golden crust you would get when searing.
Preheat broiler with oven rack about 6 inches from heat source; place a baking sheet on the rack. Thoroughly pat scallops dry with a paper towel; drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
When the broiler is preheated, carefully remove the hot baking sheet and arrange the scallops on it, evenly spaced with at least 1 inch between them. Broil until just opaque in the center and golden brown on top, 6 to 8 minutes, depending on size.