Barbecued Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs

A filling sea food recipe for dinner tonight? Then check out these grilled scallops and shrimp kabobs - brushed with a spicy butter mix.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 6

Ingredients

SPICY BUTTER BASTE

1/2
cup butter
2
tablespoons finely chopped onion
2
teaspoons seafood and fish seasoning, Cajun seasoning or Creole seasoning
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1
teaspoon hot pepper sauce

KABOBS

18
large sea scallops (1 lb.)
12
large fresh shrimp (3/4 lb.), shelled, tails left on, deveined
  • 1 Melt butter in small, heavy saucepan over low heat until milk solids settle to bottom of saucepan. Skim off any foam from top of melted butter. Carefully spoon golden liquid (clarified butter) from saucepan into another small saucepan; discard milk solids.
  • 2 To clarified butter in saucepan, add onion, seafood and fish seasoning, garlic powder and hot pepper sauce; blend well. Place scallops and shrimp in 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Pour butter mixture over scallops and shrimp; turn to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • 3 Heat grill. When ready to grill, oil grill rack. Alternately thread 3 scallops and 2 shrimp onto each of six 12 to 14-inch metal skewers; reserve butter mixture. Place kabobs on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 6 to 10 minutes or until scallops turn opaque and shrimp turn pink, turning once and brushing frequently with butter mixture. If necessary, reheat butter mixture before brushing on kabobs. Bring any remaining butter mixture to a boil; serve with kabobs.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    210
    (
    Calories from Fat
    145),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    16g
    16%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    105mg
    105%;
    Sodium
    270mg
    270%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    2g
    2%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    15g
    15%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    22%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    12%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Very Lean Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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