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Spicy Shrimp 'n' Scallop Skewers Recipe
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Spicy Shrimp 'n' Scallop Skewers Recipe

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“I love shrimp!” says Traci K Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania. “Throw in some scallops and I'm in heaven. We serve these skewers with some grilled steaks and a garden salad. I'm hungry just thinking about it!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon each white pepper, cayenne pepper and black pepper
  • 18 uncooked large shrimp (about 3/4 pound)
  • 12 sea scallops (1-1/2 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

1 skewer equals 176 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 316 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in seasonings; set aside and keep warm. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on. On six metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread shrimp and scallops.
  2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill seafood, 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. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Shrimp 'n' Scallop Skewers in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p41

Nutritional Facts

1 skewer equals 176 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 316 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.

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

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