I usually don't cook with scallops (mostly because good scallops are expensive), so when I do use them they are the main flavor of the meal (other strong flavors would dilute the special-ness). This is a pretty easy way to cook them, it just takes some time to actually cook.
4 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp butter
.5 cup white wine
parsley, chives, salt & pepper
1. Brown butter in a pan on med heat.
2. Press scallops into sugar making sure it is coated completely. Sear each side of scallop in pan for 2 minutes each. Reduce heat to mid-low, add wine, and cook each side for 10 minutes each.
3. Pour any excess wine/butter sauce over top of scallops. Sprinkle parsley, chives, salt, and pepper over top and serve.