Maple seared scallops

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10 min


15 min

* PLUS Serves: 8
Maple seared scallops

Summer roll shrimp salad. (Photo, Erik Putz.)

For the holiday season, having go-to appetizer recipes in your back pocket is key. Hold onto this one – these delicate scallops with a sweet touch of maple are pure, bite-sized decadence.


  • 400-g pkg jumbo scallops
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • large leaves of baby spinach , for garnish


  • PAT scallops very dry with paper towel.
  • HEAT a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add oil, then scallops. Cook 1 min, then flip. Cook 1 more min, then transfer scallops to a plate. Reduce heat to medium.
  • ADD water, maple syrup and any scallop juices to pan. Stir until syrupy, about 15 sec. Brush maple mixture over scallops and sprinkle with spice blend. Serve each scallop on a baby spinach leaf.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 61,
  • Protein
  • 8 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3 g,
  • Fat
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 85 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Vitamin B12

Watch below for instructions on how to make maple seared scallops: