1. Cook the peas according tp the package directions(use the 1/4 cup of water). Puree with the cooking water, butter, scallions, the lime juice. Add salt and pepper to taste.
2. Stir together curry powder and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper on a plate. Coat the scallops with the mitxture.
3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Sauté scallops cooking through, about 4 minutes.
4. Serve scallops over pea purée.