For best results, use a nonstick skillet and make sure scallops are very dry. Pat them with paper towels to help remove moisture.
Gather ingredients before cooking and keep them next to the stove, as the scallops and sauce cook quickly.
If juices accumulate on the serving plate, add them to the sauce after it has reduced for even more flavor.
Cook with a wine that you would serve to guests. Higher quality ingredients produce tastier results!