Mandarin Rum Seared Scallops

Scallops from the sea are one of life’s great pleasures!

Seared and drizzled in a mandarin rum sauce, and served with goat cheese these appetizers are sure to please. Their sweet taste combined with garlic and ginger and mandarin slices….will certainly stimulate the senses.


1 small can of mandarin oranges
8 large scallops
1 clove garlic, finely chopped or pressed
1 tsp freshly chopped ginger
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 oz Appleton rum
fresh squeezed lemon juice and slices
2 tbsp virgin oil
8 cuccumber slices
fresh chopped parsley
1 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp herb and garlic goat cheese


In a small saucepan add the mandarin juice, chopped garlic and ginger and heat. Add brown sugar and soya sauce, rum and stir, adding some fresh squeezed lemon juice. Add the cornstarch ( after mixing with a small amount of cold water ) and bring sauce to a small boil while it thickens. Set aside.

In a skillet add virgin oil and heat until oil is hot. Add the scallops and sear on both sides for a few minutes, or until they are a golden brown.

On a plate arrange cuccumber slices and spread herb garlic goat cheese on each piece. Add the scallop on top and then spoon the mandarin sauce over each one. Top with a mandarin orange and a fresh parsley. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Garnish with a lemon slice, madarin slices and fresh parsley.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Now this is what I call a decadent taste explosion – YUMMY.
    🙂 Mandy

    1. Sprat says:

      Thanks Mandy….they sure were….just delightful and easy! Appreciate you taking the time to comment… 🙂

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