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Scallops with Chipotle-Orange Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


2 servings

Kindle cozy conversation with these tender scallops in a spicy sauce. It’s a surefire recipe for warming up a twosome in no time! —Jan Justice, Catlettsburg, Kentucky
Scallops with Chipotle-Orange Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition 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.

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