Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs Recipe
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Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs Recipe

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“These seafood kabobs are a big hit with everyone who loves spicy food. Don’t forget to use the extra seasoned butter as a dipping sauce!” Mitzi Sentiff — Annapolis, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 12 uncooked large shrimp (about 1/2 pound)
  • 16 sea scallops (about 2 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 399 calories, 35g fat (22g saturated fat), 170mg cholesterol, 813mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 19g protein.


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter. Stir in the Cajun seasoning, pepper sauce, garlic powder and onion powder; set aside 1/2 cup butter mixture for serving and keep warm.
  2. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on. On four metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread shrimp and scallops.
  3. Place skewers on greased grill rack. Cook, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink and scallops are firm and opaque, basting occasionally with butter mixture. Serve with reserved butter. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs in Simple & Delicious May 2010, p44

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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eseward User ID: 1554428 97406
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"I just love to cook, grill, bake, etc.,etc. ! ! ! Loves shrimp, not scallops (husband does)"

corpuscissy User ID: 5655143 128008
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"Tp LBrouse-Weber makes a N'Orleans Cajun Seasoning if your grocer carries it. Website is for spice aadvice 1-800-247-5251. Hope it helps."

Black Lady User ID: 3107669 208957
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

"This is awesome and I will make it again. We all love seafood!!"

Carollizc User ID: 2124672 105276
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

"I'm making this for our Canada Day dinner. We love spice and seafood. I just don't add quite so much hot sauce! And a note to LBrouse - try googling "homemade spice mixes" and you'll find several for Cajun seasoning."

LBrouse User ID: 2574118 165395
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

"This sounds wonderful! But what's a good substitute for "cajun seasoning"? Or what is it comprised of?"

A Coppola User ID: 4105502 127828
Reviewed May. 5, 2011

"I have made this for a few bbqs at our home and it is always a hit. As delicious as it would be with scallops, I have only made it with defrosted raw shrimp (about 50-70 ct size) because they are a little more cost effective for us. We also don't skewer-

We have one of those stainless steel flat things with holes in the bottom that you can put on the grill so smaller items don't fall through. I just use a large spactula and flip them over and baste (carefule of flames shooting up from the butter) Then we put them in a serving dish so you can spoon some on your plate- A little easier if you have multiple things going on and being prepped etc... but the skewers would be lovely for presentation and smaller intimate gatherings. Served with grilled ribeye and a spinach salad... YUM! I do cheat a bit- I dip my steak in the extra seasoned butter- So bad for me but it tastes SOOOO good. Thanks so much for the recipe!"

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 97404
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2010

"Very awesome flavor! We used garlic Tabasco and included more of it since we like it spicier,"

daduk User ID: 1648289 78051
Reviewed May. 8, 2010

"This dish was awesome! Made it for a dinner party last night and followed the recipe to a "T". What a great flavor it had. I expected this dish to be really spicy, but it had a nice mellow blend to it. If you want heat, you will want to add more hot pepper sauce. I will definitely be making this again. YUM...."

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