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Scallops with Chipotle-Orange Sauce Recipe

Scallops with Chipotle-Orange Sauce Recipe

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. YIELD:2 servings


  • 3/4 pound sea scallops, halved
  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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