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Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs Recipe

Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs Recipe

“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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 kabob with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 399 calories, 35 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 170 mg cholesterol, 813 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 19 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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