Scallops with Crunchy Orange Fennel

On dine chez Nanou

Scallops, when cooked properly, are sweet, savory and flaky. If you want to try a new dish that puts creamy scallops as the main ingredient, then make this recipe for Scallops with Crunchy Orange Fennel. It is a rich dish that combines the decadence of scallops with aromatic fennel. It is best served in a shell made from crispy wonton dough. This dish can be made into smaller portions and turned into an appetizer or finger food for a fancy party.


  • 6 scallops
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1 Orange
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • fennel seeds
  • 10 grams butter
  • dough (Wonton, dumplings in Asian grocery stores)


  1. Cut the washed fennel into very small pieces. Set aside. In a bowl put 2 tablespoons of canola oil, the juice of half an orange, salt and pepper. Add the fennel and allow to stand for 20 minutes so that it absorbs the flavors. Preheat the oven grill. On a tray place the sheets of wonton dough and oil them with a brush. Add fennel seeds. Cook on the grill. In a skillet heat the butter to brown the scallops on both sides. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. On a plate, make a little salad of fennel.
  3. Top it with a crisp wonton on top.
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