Seared Sea Scallops in Mandarin Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

taken from here so i could save it all into the one spot. edit. have now tested and is very yummy. Could use a touch of chili or paprika to add some spice, will try that next time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Start on the rice, prepare as standard.
  2. Heat up olive oil in medium sauté pan at a medium flame.
  3. Sear scallops on both sides until lightly browned.
  4. Add your chopped onions, garlic & mandarin oranges and stir while cooking for 1 ½ minutes.
  5. Then add sweet vermouth and reduce to a low flame.
  6. Add mandarin juice, shallots, and wedge of lemon and let stand for 1 minute.
  7. Add cold butter and stir for 2 minutes.
  8. Add a touch of Salt, Pepper and Parsley to taste.
  9. Serve and Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Yummy good. I towel dried the scallops very well. Then I did a very light coat of flour salt pepper and a pinch of sugar for more of a crispness. If you can find dry scallops no need for the flour. I did brown the scallops removed them to make the sauce the added them back to the sauce just to warm. Didn`t want to overcook them.
I did use fresh clemintines, white wine in place of the vermouth. I did add the lemon but see no need for it. And the directions # 6
Add mandarin juice, green onions, and wedge of lemon and let stand for 1 minute. No Green onions in the ingredients. Between the onion and scallots no need for the green onions.
Cheers! made for the Lively Lemon Lovelies of ZWT #8

Rita~ August 08, 2012

if you like sweet and sour shrimp i think you will like this .i used canned manderin oranges and blintzed some up in blender. made a great sauce for the rice. made this for one. used little scallops and just poached them in the juice it was fast . made this with Fiesta-Style Scallops a yin and yang kinda look made for zaar world tour 8

Dienia B. August 08, 2012