Grilled Scallop and Orange Kebabs with Honey-Ginger Glaze

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These grilled scallops are FANTASTIC and really simple to make. Once prepped, they take less than 6 minutes to cook. They can be served as an appetizer for four, or as a main dish for two.

These grilled scallops are FANTASTIC and really simple to make. Once prepped, they take less than 6 minutes to cook. They can be served as an appetizer for four, or as a main dish for two.

I wanted to make them outside on my grill yesterday, but it was raining so I made them on my indoor grill pan instead. If you live in a small apartment, or don’t own a grill, a grill pan is a must. I own several grill pans, in different shapes and sizes; because these skewers are long I opted for my double burner Lodge Cast-Iron Reversible Grill which I’ve had for years and love. The other side is a griddle, great for making breakfast on the weekends.

These grilled scallops are FANTASTIC and really simple to make. Once prepped, they take less than 6 minutes to cook. They can be served as an appetizer for four, or as a main dish for two.
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Grilled Scallop and Orange Kebabs with Honey-Ginger Glaze

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229 Cals 28 Protein 26 Carbs 1 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch
CUISINE: American
These grilled scallops are FANTASTIC and really simple to make. Once prepped, they take less than 6 minutes to cook. They can be served as an appetizer for four, or as a main dish for two.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp raw honey, I like to buy local
  • 1 large navel orange, or 2 small
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • oil for the grill
  • 12 jumbo sea scallops, about 1lb
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • double prong metal skewers

Instructions

  • Cut the ends off the orange, and cut the remaining orange into 4 1/2-inch thick slices.
  • Cut each slice into 4 pieces.
  • Squeeze the juice from the remaining orange to get 2 tablespoons.
  • In a small bowl combine honey, 2 tbsp orange juice and ginger.
  • Heat the grill or a grill pan to high. Clean grates oil well so the scallops don't stick to the grates.
  • Thread the orange and scallops onto the skewers, starting and finishing with the orange. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Grill about 2 minutes on each side, until the scallops are opaque throughout, then brush and baste with the sauce and cook 30 to 60 more seconds on each side.

Nutrition

Serving: 2skewers, Calories: 229kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 890mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 16g
Blue Smart Points: 2
Green Smart Points: 4
Purple Smart Points: 2
Points +: 5
Keywords: Grilled Scallop and Orange Kebabs with Honey-Ginger Glaze, Grilled Scallops, Honey-Ginger Glaze
Grilled Scallop and Orange Kebabs with Honey-Ginger Glaze – 5 ingredients, ready in 15 minutes!

A few tips for success when grilling scallops. You’ll want to be sure your grates are cleaned and very well oiled to prevent the scallops from sticking. Scallops are very delicate, so if it sticks you’ll break them. Using a double prong metal skewer will prevent the scallops and orange from rotating on the stick. If you don’t have them, you can use wooden skewers (soaked in water 30 minutes) and just double them up.

Grilled Scallop and Orange Kebabs with Honey-Ginger Glaze – 5 ingredients, ready in 15 minutes!
Scallop and Orange Kebabs with Honey-Ginger Glaze – just 5 ingredients and ready in under 15 minutes!
Grilled Scallop and Orange Kebabs with Honey-Ginger Glaze – 5 ingredients, ready in 15 minutes!

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25 comments

  1. This is a wonderful recipe. It will definitely be on our faves list. 

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  3. I cooked them for two minutes each side on med high.  They were almost burnt. Did I maybe use too much oil?

  4. I am not a big fish person; but these do look delicious. I was wondering if you can substitute for chicken?

  5. I don't usually like scallops but these looked so good that I had to give them a try, and I'm not a total convert! Delicious! I'll be making them as often as I can afford to buy those spendy scallops this summer.

  6. Not a lover of scallops, but I am making these with shrimp this weekend. Can't wait!!!

  7. I haven't made scallops in forever! These look amazing Gina!!

  8. any suggestions for a side? 🙂

    • We're making a light salad, poppyseed dressing, pumpkin seeds, mixed greens, etc. Should do just the trick!

  9. These look insanely good…so juicy and yummy!

    Kate

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  10. Scallops are one of those fast preparing delicious foods. I am image this would work really well as a starter, like you said. I am definitely going to give it a try!

  11. 3-6 minutes?

  12. Will a cast-iron grill pan work well on an electric stove (coil, not ceramic/glass)? I've been thinking about picking one up for my apartment, but have been trying to weigh whether to buy a cast-iron pan or purchase an electric griddle/grill pan. I'd like to avoid another gadget (the electric option), but don't want to go the pan route if it won't work well on my electric stove.

    • It will work but not necessarily "well". If you jack the heat high enough and let it heat up real good, it will do the trick.
      -Shirley B.

    • Hmm, that's a good question. I'm thinking it depends on which grill pan you buy. I wouldn't use the cast iron, perhaps a nonstick grill pan would work better?

    • I use my cast iron grill pan on my electric coil stove all the time, works fine.

  13. I'm guessing it's suppose to be 30 to 60 seconds 🙂

  14. Absolutely gorgeous! Light, fresh & perfect for summer!

  15. I love your double metal skewers, I only have single metal ones. Where did you find them?

    • Home Goods

    • I have been using double wooden skewers (soaked in water for an hour)
      per kabob. I find the wooden ones 'hold on' to the food better and 2 help keep food from twirling around and falling off onto grill.

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  16. Your cooking instructions say to "cook 30 to 60 minutes more on each side". I bet that's not what you meant to say?