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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.

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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

Fuel: Charcoal: Kingsford® Signature Flavors Briquets with Chili and Cumin are the perfect fuel for this recipe. Alternatively you can add 5 or more Kingsford® Signature Flavors Briquets with Chili and Cumin to your Kingsford® Original Charcoal Briquets

Pellets: The flavors of Kingsford® Signature Flavors Pellets with Chili and Cumin are a great choice for this recipe.

Amount: .5 lb.

Method: Direct-Heat Grilling

Temp: Charcoal Temp: 450°F (Medium Heat) / Pellets Temp: 400°

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.

16 Reviews
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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