Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

One of my new inventions this dish is awesome! I invented on New Years Day that I was spending at Lake Norman, NC. with my boyfriend then I wanted to surprise him and make something different for dinner so I came up with the idea of making scallops. This orange glaze pairs up so well with scallops. So easy to make yet delicious. You must try!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small sauce pan add the 3 Tbsp of butter, orange juice, 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and minced garlic then bring to boil for 2 minutes then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Sit aside.
  2. Wash and gently dry the scallops then season with the rest of the salt and pepper.
  3. In a hot frying pan add the olive oil and 1 tbsp of butter to melt then add the scallops let it cook for about 3-4 minutes each side then add the orange glaze then flip one more time.
  4. Serve with mashed potatoes or fresh steamed veggies.


Most Helpful

This is a very delicious recipe, but too much salt for me. I have high blood pressure so have to watch it when it comes to salt. To cut down I used unsalted butter and "No Salt" for the salt. I had some very huge scallops so I cut them in half so they were more bite size. But the over all flavor of this dish was so wonderful I'd recommend it to all my friends.

bonita494 February 16, 2013

Very good ~ I misread the recipe and added red pepper flakes to the sauce ~ thank goodness I didn't add one teaspoon! Too, I added the zest of one orange. To compensate for me adding red pepper flakes, I only used a sprinkling of black pepper. I believe the dish would have been too salty as written, therefore I only lightly sprinkled the scallops with salt, and added just a dash to the sauce! Made for my Preemie Adoption, Spring PAC 2011 ~

Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle April 01, 2011

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