Orange Seared Scallops

Orange Seared Scallops

Seared scallops are delicious, and impressive enough for guests. Yet, they’re also pretty easy to prepare, and with the help of Limoneira® oranges and spice, also easy to dress up for a flavorful dish.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American, Asian


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup dry vermouth
  • 2 Limoneira® oranges zest & juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 large sea scallops
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Melt the butter over a medium setting, and add the minced garlic and ginger. Stir and cook for 2 or 3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the orange juice and zest, and dry vermouth.
  • Stir and cook until reduced by about a third.
  • In another skillet, heat the oil at a medium-high setting until it is very hot.
  • Dry the scallops, and dust them with salt and pepper.
  • Add the scallops to the pan, and cook for 1 or 2 minutes, until browned.
  • Turn and cook for another 2 minutes on the other side, until it is also browned.
  • Serve drizzled with the orange spice sauce, or alternatively, you can add the scallops to the pan with the sauce, and stir them gently to coat before serving.
Keyword Oranges
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