Seared Scallops with Orange and Vermouth Recipe

Seared Scallops with Orange and Vermouth Recipe

How To Make Seared Scallops with Orange and Vermouth

Enjoy seafood galore with these delectable seared scallops, served in a buttery and zesty sauce made of orange and vermouth; all ready in 25 minutes!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 2tbspcooking oil
  • 2lbsea scallops
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 3tbspbutter
  • 2scallions,green tops included
  • ½cupdry vermouth
  • 1tsporange zest,grated


  1. In a large nonstick frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderately high heat until very hot.

  2. Season the scallops with the salt and pepper. Add ½ the scallops to the pan and cook for about 1 minute until browned.

  3. Turn and cook for about 2 minutes longer until browned on the second side and just done. Remove from the pan.

  4. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan and repeat with the remaining scallops. Wipe out the pan.

  5. In the same pan, melt the butter over moderate heat. Add the scallions and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

  6. Add the vermouth and orange zest. Cook for about 2 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.

  7. Add the scallops and warm for about 1 minute until just heated through.

  8. Serve warm, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Fish Alternatives: Instead of large sea scallops, bay scallops can be used. Sauté them for jus t1½ minutes. They cook so quickly there’s no time for a brown crust to form, but the taste will still be delicious.
  • Wine Recommendation: A light, acidic white wine is a good partner for the citrus here Outstanding choices would be a better quality Soave or a sauvignon blanc from the northern Alto Adige region of Italy.


  • Calories: 323.92kcal
  • Fat: 16.79g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.39g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.78g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.60g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.16g
  • Fiber: 0.43g
  • Sugar: 0.42g
  • Protein: 27.68g
  • Cholesterol: 77.33mg
  • Sodium: 893.05mg
  • Calcium: 27.94mg
  • Potassium: 528.09mg
  • Iron: 1.16mg
  • Vitamin A: 79.16µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.09mg
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