Scallops with Chipotle-Orange Sauce Recipe
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Scallops with Chipotle-Orange Sauce Recipe

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Kindle cozy conversation with these tender scallops in a spicy sauce from Jan Justice in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. It’s a surefire recipe for warming up a twosome in no time!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 3/4 pound sea scallops
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • Hot cooked linguine, optional
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without linguine): 200 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 608mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. Sprinkle scallops with paprika and 1/8 teaspoon salt. In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, melt butter over medium heat. Add scallops; cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until firm and opaque.
  2. Add orange juice and remaining salt to the pan; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in chipotle pepper.
  3. Serve over linguine if desired. Garnish with green onion. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Scallops with Chipotle-Orange Sauce in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p50

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Swtbby User ID: 5624547 142472
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011


sechristenson User ID: 2625417 142231
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2008

"I am allergic to scallops, so I made this recipe with chicken instead and thickened the sauce into a gravy with 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch in water. It was outstanding!"

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