Thaw and pat dry the scallops to remove the excess of moisture.
Add the oil to a hot frying pan and brown the scallops for 1-2 minutes on each side. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat, add the butter, garlic and lemon juice, sauté for a minute, add scallops and half the coriander.
In a medium saucepan, heat the coconut milk, lemon juice, remaining coriander and a pinch of paprika, simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Emulsify with a whisk 1 minute over high heat. As soon as the mixture foams, cover the scallops and serve with a side of basmati rice.