Scallops With Chipotle-Orange Sauce

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Elly in Canada

A delicious easy recipe, I prepared this as an appetizer. I used 6 large sea scallops and cut them into quarters. Great tasting sauce!

Top Review by Becky Brown

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt 1 tblsp. butter in large skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil.
  2. Season scallops with paprika and 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  3. Add scallops to pan and cook quickly approximately 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Do not overcook scallops!
  4. Remove from pan and set aside, keep warm.
  5. Add orange juice, zest and chile to pan, scraping to loosen browned bits.
  6. Bring to a boil, cook about 2 minutes.
  7. Add remaining butter and salt, stirring with a whisk until sauce is smooth.
  8. Serve scallops with sauce, sprinkle with onions.
  9. Recommend serving with rice and steamed broccoli florets.

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