My local farmer's market has flash-frozen scallops. I've never cooked scallops before, but I love to eat them. How would I go about safely defrosting these, and then what should I do with them? I've heard of dusting with flour and pan searing. If I did this, how hot a heat and should I oil the pan? They have both small and larger scallops.
Any other suggestions? Please be quite specific, as I've never cooked these before. Thanks.