Maple Scallops

Maple Scallops

Two of Nova Scotia’s most treasured ingredients, maple and scallops, come together with fresh local produce in this delicious recipe provided by Chef T.J. Pittman of The Old Fish Factory Restaurant and Ice House Bar for Maple Month.

Whether being served up on morning television (see below!) or in the comfort of your own home, these Maple Scallops are the perfect dish to bring to your next gathering.


1 lb Nova Scotia scallops

For Maple Butter:

1 cup Nova Scotia maple syrup
3/4 cup Unsalted butter
Pinch Salt

For Puree: 

2 Sweet potatoes
1 Apple
1/2 cup Butter
2/3 cup Whipping cream
1 tbsp Maple sugar
Pinch Nutmeg


For Butter:

  1. Bring butter to room temperature, place all ingredients in electric mixer with whisk attachment. Whisk until combined.

For Puree:

  1. Peel and thinly slice sweet potatoes. Thinly slice apples. Over medium-high heat melt butter in a large sauce pot. Once butter is melted, add sweet potato and apple. Add salt, mix until all is coated with butter. Add cream, place lid and cook until soft, mixing occasionally.
  2. When sweet potatoes are tender, place in blender and puree until desired consistency.

For Scallops:

  1. Heat frying pan over medium-high heat. Add one tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  2. Once pan is hot, place scallops and cook to a golden brown (approximately 2 minutes).
  3. Just before removing scallops from pan, add 2 tablespoons of maple butter and glaze each scallop.

Local Source Guide

Local Seafood: The teams at Evan’s Seafood & Restaurant, Arichat Seafood Market, Clearwater Seafoods Ltd. or Fishermen’s Market have all your local seafood needs.
Local Maple Syrup: Stop by Acadian Maple Products or Sugar Moon Farm for some great local maple syrup.
Local Produce: Pick up all of your local produce at Noggins Corner Farm MarketStirling Fruit FarmsMasstown Market or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Recipe provided by: Chef T.J. Pittman, The Old Fish Factory Restaurant and Ice House Bar

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