Citrus Glazed Scallops

  • 20 mins
  • 9 ingredients


  • 1 and 1/2 lb of large sea scallops
  • 4 tbs of canola or peanut oil, divided
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp grated orange peel
  • butter lettuce leaves


  • Wash scallops, then pat dry with paper towels.
  • Heat 3 tbs of oil in a saute pan using high heat.
  • Season scallops with salt and pepper.
  • Add scallops to the hot pan and let cook with moving them for 3 minutes or until they a browned on the bottom. turn them over and cook for another 1 minute.
  • Transfer scallops and leave the pan drippings in the pan.
  • Add garlic and remaining oil to the pan and stir for 30.
  • Add the orange, lemon juice, soy sauce and grated orange peel.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens to a syrup, about 2 minutes.
  • Place butter lettuce leaves on each of 4 plates and artfully and evenly place the scallops on top.

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