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Scallops With Orange Sauce

Scallops with Orange Sauce Recipe - a lovely meal that cooks quickly, looks elegant and tastes divine. | onedishkitchen.com
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: scallops
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 3 medium oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 pounds sea scallops
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Grate 1 tablespoon of orange zest, then juice the oranges and the lemon into a bowl.
  • Sprinkle the sugar in a skillet and cook over medium-high heat until dark amber, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vinegar, citrus juices, zest, and the coriander.
  • Return to medium-heat and boil until thick, stirring, about 5 minutes (If the sugar hardens, it will dissolve as the sauce heats and thickens).
  • Remove pan from the heat and whisk in the butter. Cover the pan and set aside.
  • Season the scallops on one side with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the scallops seasoned-side down and sear until golden, 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Flip and cook until golden on the other side 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Serve over cooked rice or quinoa making sure to drizzle the orange sauce over the scallops.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 863mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 14.7mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.9mg