What’s a girl to do with all those #leftovers? 🤷Repurpose them of course! 👩🏼‍🍳😉 Grab that cranberry sauce and enjoy our Seared Scallops with Cranberry Citrus Brown Butter! 🦃🍁🍽

Seared Scallops with Cranberry Citrus Brown Butter

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Serves 12     adjust servings



  • 12 jumbo sea scallops
  • 3 tbsp Cranberry Compote
  • 4 tbsp salted butter
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • orange zest for garnish


Melt 2 tbsp butter in a small sauce pan on medium high and cook until golden brown; whisking constantly. Approximately 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low and add cranberry compote and lemon juice. Cook on medium low until thoroughly heated. Add the additional two tbsp of butter and stir until melted. Simmer on low until ready for use.

Remove abductor muscles if still attached and gently rinse Scallops. Thoroughly dry each scallop with a paper towel. Preheat a large cast iron skillet to medium high with 2 tbsp olive oil. Sear Scallops until deep golden brown-  1 1/2 -2 minutes on each side depending on the size of the scallops. Scoop a small dollop of brown butter sauce under each scallop and top with a whole cranberry from the sauce and orange zest. Do no overdo the orange zest. Enjoy!


Recipe Notes


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 scallop
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 72kcal Calories from fat 56
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 129mg 5%
Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g