Alder Smoked Scallops with Citrus and Garlic Butter Sauce



  • 1 ½ – 2 pounds Sea Scallops (about 15-20 scallops) 
  • 2 Tblsp Lemon Juice
  • Freshly Ground Black Peppercorns as needed
  • Kosher Salt as needed
  • 1 clove Garlic, finely minced
  • ½ small Orange Zest
  • ½ small Orange Juice
  • 14 Tblsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 ½ Tblsp fresh Parsley or Tarragon, chopped


  1. Rinse the scallops under cold water and remove the “catch”, the small muscle running vertically on the side of the scallop. Pat dry.
  2. Season the scallops with salt and pepper and arrange them on Bradley Magic Mats on a smoker rack.
  3. Prepare your Bradley Smoker with Alder Bisquettes. Set temperature to 92°C (200°F).
  4. Smoke for 20-35 minutes (depending on size of scallops) or until the scallops are just translucent and slightly firm. Do not overcook as the scallops with be rubbery and tasteless.
  5. Whilst the scallops are smoking, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium/low heat. Add the garlic, orange zest, orange juice, Worcestershire Sauce and parsley.  Simmer for 5 minutes.  Keep warm.
  6. Serve the scallops hot with the warm citrus butter sauce.
  7. Enjoy.


Recipe compliments of Traegergrills