Molasses and Soy Glazed Scallops

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Molasses and Soy Glazed Scallops


  • 1 cup (250 mL) Fancy Molasses
  • 6½ tbsp (100mL) Japanese-style Soy Sauce
  • 5 tsp (25 mL) sesame oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) orange zest
  • 20 sea scallops
  • sea salt
  • cracked black pepper


  1. Mix molasses, soy sauce, sesame oil and orange zest in a bowl and let the flavours of the glaze develop overnight.
  2. Preheat broiler. Reserve about one quarter of the glaze. Marinate scallops in remaining glaze for 10 minutes, then remove and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place under broiler for 3 minutes, then remove from oven.
  4. Brush scallops with a little more glaze and finish broiling for another 3 minutes. Brush scallops with reserve glaze when done. Serves 4.

2 thoughts on “Molasses and Soy Glazed Scallops

  1. art mcdonough says:

    how come i cannot by Grandma Molasses black treaxle or equivalent in grocery stores in Atlantic Canada

    1. Dear Art, Our blackstrap molasses is available in Super Store locations under the label Nutri-Max. You should be able to find it in the natural food section.

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