Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
A delicious easy recipe, I prepared this as an appetizer. I used 6 large sea scallops and cut them into quarters. Great tasting sauce!
- 2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 lbs large scallops, approx. 16
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon orange zest, finely grated
- 1 tablespoon chipotle chile in adobo, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup green onion, chopped
- Melt 1 tblsp. butter in large skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil.
- Season scallops with paprika and 1/8 teaspoon salt.
- Add scallops to pan and cook quickly approximately 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Do not overcook scallops!
- Remove from pan and set aside, keep warm.
- Add orange juice, zest and chile to pan, scraping to loosen browned bits.
- Bring to a boil, cook about 2 minutes.
- Add remaining butter and salt, stirring with a whisk until sauce is smooth.
- Serve scallops with sauce, sprinkle with onions.
- Recommend serving with rice and steamed broccoli florets.
This was delicious! The sauce was very wonderful and the scallops tender and juicy. I served this with Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Fresh Thyme #120838. The presentation looked and tasted like you were eating in a five star restaurant. I would highly recommend both of these recipes.
My DH thought these were great. He loved the spiciness and orange.I used small scallops Made for PAC spring 2009