Sauteed sea scallops over rice with oranges
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Sauteed Scallops with Browned Butter

This easy recipe for Sautéed Scallops with Browned Butter is absolutely company worthy.  Rich and decadent, the buttery sauce is kicked up with oranges.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sauteed Scallop recipes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Pam - Two Cups of Health


  • 8 Jumbo Sea scallops
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 Medium Orange Juiced
  • 1/2 Tsp Orange zest


  • Clean and remove small muscle along the side of the sea scallops.  Salt and pepper both sides.
  • Add olive oil to a saute pan over medium high heat.  Add scallops and cook 2 minutes.  Turn scallops and cook another 2 minutes.  Then remove scallops to a plate while you make the Browned Butter sauce. 
  • In the same saute pan, lower heat to medium, add butter and cook until foamy and slightly browned. Add in orange juice and continue to cook 1-2 minutes until sauce begins to slightly thicken.
  • Remove from heat, add scallops back into the pan and spoon sauce over the top.
  • Optional:  Serve scallops over rice and top with chives


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 627mg | Potassium: 182mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 18.1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.2mg