Seared Sea Scallops With Clementine Sauce Recipe

Seared Sea Scallops With Clementine Sauce Recipe

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How To Make Seared Sea Scallops With Clementine Sauce

This seared sea scallops recipe is made of large sea scallops cooked in olive oil and seasoning, paired with a dipping sauce made from clementine juice.

Preparation: 7 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 8 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 4cupsclementine juice,or orange juice, fresh squeezed
  • 2tspancho chili powder
  • 1lime juice,zest finely grated
  • ¾butter stick

For the Scallops:

  • ½cupextra virgin olive oil
  • 40large sea scallops
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring clementine juice, chili powder, and lime zest, and juice to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour; mixture should be thickened and syrupy.

  2. Remove from heat and whisk in butter, one piece at a time, until incorporated.

  3. In a large skillet over high heat, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil until smoking. Season scallops with salt and pepper.

  4. Cook 10 scallops 1 to 2 minutes per side, until dark golden brown. Remove paper towels and drain. Repeat with remaining oil and scallops in 3 batches.

  5. Serve scallops hot with warm sauce.


  • Calories: 78.47kcal
  • Fat: 4.69g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.52g
  • Trans Fat: 0.07g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.45g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.42g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.06g
  • Fiber: 0.15g
  • Sugar: 2.48g
  • Protein: 5.01g
  • Cholesterol: 14.16mg
  • Sodium: 165.03mg
  • Calcium: 8.92mg
  • Potassium: 133.24mg
  • Iron: 0.26mg
  • Vitamin A: 20.18µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.99mg
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