Pat scallops dry with a paper towel. Season generously with sea salt and fresh cracked peppercorns (Like, go nuts!)
Heat your pan over medium-high heat, and allow it to get piping hot. Drizzle with olive oil. Place your scallops down in the pan.
Allow scallops to cook for about 2 minutes per side. You want a crispy golden sear!
Remove scallops from the pan once they are properly seared on each side. A very hot pan will ensure this happens quickly, without over cooking your scallops.