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Grilled Scallops Skewers with Orange Butter Sauce

The sweet, butter flavor of scallops is enhanced with a zesty orange butter sauce and the smoky taste of Kingsford® Signature Flavors.

Cooking for 6 people


  • 0.25 cup olive oil
  • 25 large scallops
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • wooden or metal skewers


  • 2 tsp. orange zest
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper

1 Food Prep

  • To start, if you’re using bamboo skewers, you’ll want to soak them in warm water beforehand.

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together your seasoning ingredients. Add your scallops to the bowl and toss gently to coat. Set aside while the grill is preheating.
  • Mix together your sauce ingredients and set aside until you’re ready to use.
  • When your scallops and skewers are ready, thread 4–5 scallops onto each skewer.

2 Grill Prep

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Place your skewers on the grill and cook for about 3–4 minutes on each side, until they reach an internal temperature of 145ºF.

  • Place your skewers on a plate and drizzle the melted cumin-orange butter over top of them. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve immediately.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

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5 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tastes great I have made this a few times but I don't use the cilantro. Whole family loves it.
Date published: 2023-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Making this a regular meal Oh, the orange sauce! So tasty, and simple to pull it all together. I'd certainly make this for guests. Just don't overcook the scallops!
Date published: 2023-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yummy My family liked these a lot but I served them as an appetizer rather than an entree. Since they cook so quickly, they made a great appetizer. I cut down on the amount of the sauce to keep the recipe lower in calories.
Date published: 2023-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Summer Seafood This is a simple recipe that is good for beginners and those who wish a short cooking time. Tasty and a great alternative to serve to guests.
Date published: 2023-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zesty orange smoky flavor! This quick and fairly easy recipe tastes amazing! The zesty orange buttery sauce compliments the scallops VERY well! This is definitely a game changer.
Date published: 2023-05-26
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