Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

maple ginger scallops

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This quick and easy recipe is so delicious and elegant.

yield 2 servings
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For maple ginger scallops

  • 12 lg
    scallops, muscle removed and patted dry
  • 1/2 tsp
    hot paprika, or as needed
  • 1 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp
    good quality maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh chopped chives, for garnish

How To Make maple ginger scallops

  • 1
    Pat the scallops dry with paper towels and season one side with hot paprika; set aside.
  • 2
    In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. When it gets hot, add scallops, seasoned side down, and cook 1 ½ to 2 minutes per side until golden. While one side is searing, season the top with hot paprika.
  • 3
    After a couple of minutes, flip them and sear for 1 ½ to 2 minutes. Transfer scallops to serving plates; set aside.
  • 4
    Reduce the heat to medium and add butter to the skillet, swirling it around. Add ginger and sauté for 1 to 1 ½ minutes. Add chicken broth and maple syrup; stir until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • 5
    Spoon sauce over seared scallops and garnish with chopped chives. Serve with rice and steamed vegetables.
  • 6
    To view this recipe on YouTube, click on this link >>>>