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Cinnamon Skewered Scallops with Pineapple Orange Salsa

Spice Islands®

Cinnamon Skewered Scallops with Pineapple Orange Salsa


  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 13 minutes

4 servings


Pineapple Orange Salsa

1 cup diced fresh pineapple

1 medium orange, peeled and segmented

1/2 cup diced red bell pepper

2 tablespoons seeded and finely chopped jalapeno pepper

2 tablespoons orange blossom honey

1 tablespoon Grand Marnier liquor (optional)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Minced Onion

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Orange Peel

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Cilantro

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Fine Grind Black Pepper


12 jumbo sea scallops (approximately 1 pound)

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Chinese Five Spice


2-1/2 tablespoons orange juice

2-1/2 tablespoons olive oil

1-1/2 teaspoons rice vinegar

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Mint

1/2 teaspoon salt


For Salsa:
Combine all salsa ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

For Scallops:
Soak cinnamon sticks in warm water for 1 hour. Remove sticks and discard water.

Skewer 2 scallops onto each cinnamon stick and place in a glass baking dish.

Combine Szechuan seasoning, mint, orange juice, oil, vinegar and salt in a small bowl. Pour evenly over scallops, cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Remove scallops from marinade and grill or broil over medium-high heat 2-4 minutes per side or until cooked through. Serve each skewer with Pineapple Orange salsa.

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