Step 3: A bit of prep: juice and plate
Juice a lime, two if they're small. If you don't have a lime use a fresh lemon, fresh orange, or some bottled orange juice. Bottled lemon/lime juice is NOT an adequate replacement for the real thing, at least in this dish. (Ignore the rest of the items in the picture below- they're from another Instructable.)
Set the juice aside near the stove, ready for quick access after the scallops are cooked.
Meanwhile, put a couple layers of paper towels over a large plate. You'll be draining the cooked scallops on this shortly.