Barbecued Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs
Looking for a sea food dinner? Then check out these grilled scallops and shrimp kabobs — brushed with a spicy butter mix.
Spicy Butter Baste Ingredients
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons seafood and fish seasoning, Cajun seasoning or Creole
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
18 large sea scallops (1 pound)
12 large fresh shrimp (3/4 pound), shelled, tails left on, deveined
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.
To clarified butter in saucepan, add onion, seafood and fish seasoning, garlic powder and hot pepper sauce; blend well. Place scallops and shrimp in 12 x 8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Pour butter mixture over scallops and shrimp; turn to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
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.
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
To broil kabobs, oil broiler pan; place kabobs on oiled pan. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 5 to 8 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.
Amount per serving: Calories 210 (Calories from Fat 145), Total Fat 16 g (Saturated Fat 10 g); Cholesterol 105 mg; Sodium 270 mg; Total Carbohydrate 2 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 0 g), Protein 15 g; Exchanges: 2 Very Lean Meat; 3 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 0