Seared Scallops with Maple Roasted Sweet Dumpling and Red Onion



  • 1 ½ pounds scallops, cleaned and patted dry
  • 3 T. olive oil, divided
  • 1 sweet dumpling squash, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 large red onion, halved and cut into wedges
  • 1 t. dried thyme
  • 3 T. real maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper



  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Place the squash, red onion, 2 T. olive oil, thyme, and maple syrup in a large bowl and mix to cover the squash.
  3. Transfer to a baking dish and bake until squash in cooked through and the red onion are caramelized. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. When the squash is nearly ready, heat the olive oil in a non stick skillet over medium high heat.
  5. Season the scallops with salt and pepper and sear them on both sides, this will take about 2-3 minutes, depending on the size of the scallops.
  6. Serve the scallops with the squash and onion.


You could use any type of winter squash for this.  I happen to love the sweet dumpling with its subtle sweetness and with the addition of maple syrup, to me, it’s a dream combination.

~ Enjoy!



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