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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 Didn't know Scallops could taste so good! I've had scallops just a few times and never thought much of them till we tried it this way. We loved them.
Date published: 2023-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great recipe. I fixed this recipe and it turned out great! Will fix these again.
Date published: 2023-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grilled scallops Looks great would definitely recommend this recipe to a friend and family member
Date published: 2023-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Orange Butter sauce sounds delicious! Great idea to skewer the scallops as they don't take long to cook and will stay in place and not fall apart.
Date published: 2023-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Scallop King Great tasting, delicious, add wine. Grill, bake, baste. go with it.
Date published: 2023-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Tasty I’ve never had orange flavor on seafood. I was pleasantly surprised at how tasty the orange sauce was on the scallops. I actually put some of it on my rice. I love how this recipe has directions for charcoal grilling & pellet grilling. I think the honey made it taste the best! Definitely will make this again.
Date published: 2023-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious! Scallops are amazing on their own but the orange butter just adds citrus notes that are absolutely amazing and takes this recipe to a whole new level!
Date published: 2023-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are to die for The sauce and charcoal make this one of a kind Scallops stayed moist and didn’t dry out The combination of the scallops and the yummy sauce were amazing! Not difficult to make
Date published: 2023-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Change of Pace I'm a big meat eater, not that fond of fish and seafood, but have been trying to incorporate more into my diet. This recipe is a keeper. I not only enjoyed the flavor, but it was an easy recipe as well.
Date published: 2023-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healthy & Delicious I loved this recipe. It's healthy & quick to prepare. The seasonings are perfect.
Date published: 2023-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing dish! This was by far one of the tastiest meals I've made in a long time! The scallops were cooked perfectly and the orange just complimented them perfectly. I'll definitely make this again!
Date published: 2023-06-07
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
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