Sweet Chili Scallops

Recipe by BacusBBQ


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Fresh scallops glazed over with a Thai sweet chili sauce, cilantro, and green onions.


  • 1 lb scallops

  • 1 tbsp garlic minced

  • Zest from 1 orange

  • Juice from 1/2 a lime

  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped

  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce

  • Avocado oil

  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped

  • Juice from 1/2 an orange

  • 1 tbsp sushi ginger chopped

  • Plain flower

  • 1 cup white rice cooked


  • Pat scallops dry and lightly coat each side with flour.
  • Heat your grill direct to 350-375 degrees. Place a cast iron pan on the grill and add a little avocado oil until hot. Throw in the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 to 1.5 minutes.
  • Add the orange zest, orange juice, lime juice, sweet chili sauce, and the whites of the green onions. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove the sauce mixture from the pan and place into a bowl. Add a little more avocado oil to the cast iron pan and drop in the scallops. Cook for 1 minute on each side.
  • Mix in chopped cilantro to the sauce mixture, add the mixture back to the pan, quickly coat all the scallops, and then remove from the pan.
  • Rest the scallops on a bed of white rice, pour the remaining sauce mixture over the top, top with the green end of the onions, and dig in.