Scallops with Citrus Ginger Sauce
PUBLISHED ON: 02.24.2023
Citrus is abundant this time of year, and readily available. A quick drive through neighborhoods and trees are laden down with fruit. We joke if you pay for your citrus this time of year, you must not have any friends (laugh). So, it’s no surprise we look for ways to use fresh citrus to make bright and boozy cocktails or to create a simple showstopper main dish, such as this one, using fresh Florida sea scallops and peak season citrus.
This recipe is proof when you use fresh ingredients, the flavors come alive, it takes very little effort when you aim to keep it simple.
Scallops with Citrus Ginger Sauce
Recipe courtesy of Costco
1-1/2 lbs sea scallops
Sea salt, to taste
2 Tbsp. grape seed oil
1 orange, zested and juiced
1 lemon, juiced
1 Tbsp fresh ginger grated
2 Tbsp butter or ghee
Fresh thyme, for garnish
Pat scallops dry with a paper towel, then sprinkle the scallops with sea salt.
Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot (nearly smoking), place the scallops in the pan. Sear scallops approximately 1-1/2 to 2 minutes on each side until almost opaque throughout. remove scallops to a plate.
Reduce the heat to medium and add the orange and lemon juice, orange zest, ginger and butter to the pan. Whisk the sauce in the pan until it’s simmering, then return the scallops to the pan and spoon the sauce over the scallops.
Plate the scallops, drizzle more sauce on top and garnish with thyme.
Makes 4 servings.
Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)
I’m jealous of all of that fresh citrus. And this recipe sounds amazing … a “must make soon”
The citrus ginger sauce sounds amazing and could be used in other dishes too. Thanks for the recipe. Looks delicious
Although I do have friends, I have to pay (quite a lot lately) for my citrus as there’s none to be found in the below zero temperatures here in the Midwest. I do love scallops though, gonna have to try this recipe.
This looks delicious and pretty!!!
looks delicious Velva. I don’t know why your posts aren’t showing up in my reading list
I too just had some pan seared scallops! Love your dressing and gotta try it next time.
Velva your scallop recipe looks so delicious, I adore scallops and the sauce with them needs to be quite delicate as yours would be. I also envy you all that beautiful citrus growing on your trees in Florida. We often have imported Californian oranges in our supermarkets. I’m saving this recipe for when I can get some lovely scallops and good oranges.
This is perfect for our Lenten menu! Bill isn’t a huge fan of scallops, but I’ll just eat his share, too!!!
Julie Ann Lozada
i wanna try your ginger sauce for scallops. thanks for the recipe.
Beautiful. The scallops are cooked perfectly, and those flavors!!!
citrus and ginger and thyme sound like a marvellous combo. and i love scallops!
They look and sound so delicious!
Love your new website, Velva!
This scallop recipe sounds wonderful! I just subscribed by email 🙂
I have never had scallops but your recipe is tempting me. Just look at the glaze. I can just smell the ghee from the screen 🙂
David @ Spiced
I’m definitely jealous at all of the fresh citrus growing near you! I always crave citrus desserts this time of the year, but maybe I should branch out and go with citrus in a savory dish. These scallops sound quite tasty!!
Frank | Memorie di Angelina
What a gorgeous dish, Velva! To look at and I’m sure to taste. I adore scallops but have never had them made this way. I’ll remedy that soon!
Ben | Havocinthekitchen
These scallops are so perfectly seared! And this citrus sauce is fresh and luscious yet rich and buttery – nice! Loving the touch of ginger, too!
David Scott Allen
Scallops may be may favorite food… even more than lobster And I love this recipe – the citrus and ginger together must pair perfectly with the briny sweetness of the scallops!