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three peppery orange scallops sitting on top of a cedar plank with fresh sautéed spinach with the same set up in the background

PEPPERY ORANGE SCALLOPS


Description

For a unique way to enjoy scallops, check out this recipe for Peppery Orange Scallops grilled on cedar planks. The smokiness from the cedar combines well with the spicy orange sauce and tender scallops. Perfect as an appetizer, or meal. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cedar planks
  • 8 U10/U12 dry-packed sea scallops
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 TBLS fresh chopped parsley, for garnish
  • 2 tsp orange zest, for garnish

FOR THE PEPPERY ORANGE SAUCE:

  • 3 TBLS sweet orange marmalade
  • 2 TBLS orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Soak the cedar planks for at least an hour. 
  2. Heat up the grill to medium high.
  3. Rinse the scallops and remove foot.
  4. Allow the scallops to dry on paper towels.
  5. Lay the cedar planks on the grill.
  6. Add four scallops to each plank.
  7. Season with kosher salt and black pepper.
  8. The scallops only need about five minutes to cook on a medium-high grill. 
  9. As the scallops are cooking, add all of the ingredients for the peppery orange sauce to a heavy bottom pan.
  10. Place directly on the grill at low heat. Allow to cook down. This will only take a few minutes. 
  11. Once scallops are almost fully-cooked, add a few spoonfuls of the sauce to each scallop.
  12. Place lid and allow to cook for another minute.
  13. Remove planks from the grill. 
  14. Garnish the scallops with fresh orange zest and fresh chopped parsley.
  15. ENJOY!

Notes

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  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 scallops

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