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Sea Scallops with Chili Sauce Recipe

By June 15, 2017May 21st, 2021Recipes
pan seared sea scallops

Sea Scallops with Chili Sauce

This easy recipe for Sea Scallops with Chili Sauce is simple yet rich in umami deliciousness.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3


  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound sea scallops (about 12)
  • 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth


  • In small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/8 tsp. pepper. Pat scallops dry with paper towels. Rub seasoning mixture over scallops.
  • In large, heavy skillet, over medium heat, melt 1 tbs. butter. Cook scallops 2 minutes on each side or until golden and opaque. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
  • Add wine or broth to skillet, stirring to loosen any browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in remaining butter until melted. Serve with scallops.


Recipe courtesy of Reader's Digest
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Dennis Wilkinson