Garlic Shrimp and Scallops

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “This elegant dish brings out the flavors of both the shrimp and the scallops. I recommend that this is served over pasta. You can get both the Shrimp and Scallops from www.BigEasySeafood.com.”

    Ingredients

  • 1teaspoonolive oil
  • 2tablespoonsgarlic, slivered
  • 1/2 teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lblarge shrimp, peeled,deveined
  • 1/2 lbbay scallop
  • 1/2 teaspoonpaprika
  • 4tablespoonschicken broth
  • 1teaspoonfresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cupfinely chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • Directions

  • In a large heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and saute until it begins to brown.
  • Remove the garlic with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Add the pepper flakes to the skillet and increase the heat to medium high.
  • Add the garlic, shrimp, scallops, and paprika.
  • Saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the chicken broth and cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove the shrimp and scallops with a slotted spoon, place on a platter; set aside and keep warm.
  • Add the lime juice, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste to the pan and just heat through.
  • Pour the sauce over the shrimp and scallops and serve immediately.
  • Reviews

  • “Liked this recipe.Be sure to buy raw shrimp, not precooked as they will be overdone.Would use a bit more chicken broth to ensure the sauce stock is ample.Great job.”

  • “Great taste, easy to make. Perfect.”

  • “The flavor was ok, but the sauce lacked body. The heat was a bit much for me, it seemed to over power the dish.”

  • “Nice combination. Since I hate cilantro I substituted basil. Served with rice and asparagus. YUM”

  • “I made this tonight for my spice loving husband and son. ( I am not the cook in the family!) I added a little extra paprika from Romania that a friend brought me. I also added a little white wine. It was delicious! It was actually a bit spicy for my taste but my ‘boys’ loved it! Thank you.”

  • “Sorry — I prepared according to instructions, except for using clam juice for the chicken broth.It was very bland for our taste, served with Israeli couscous and fresh broccoli.Thanks for posting..”

  • “This was great! I’ve not made many scallops in my day, and had some small frozen ones and some frozen shrimp. This was excellent. Dh give it 5 stars and says if he had ordered it in a restaurant, he would order it again many times! I will have to figure out how to make more sauce though. I did use lemon juice instead of lime, but this was a very very good recipe!”

  • “I wanted to try something other than boiling shrimp and baking scallops and this was a hit! You do want to be careful with the chili flakes if you’re not into too much heat–definitely no more than 1/2 tsp (maybe even a little less). I did increase the chicken stock as per others’ suggestions–I used 1/2 cup stock, and 1 tbsp lime juice. I didn’t have fresh parsley so I used a rounded tsp. of dry. I served it over rice prepared with some garlic, onion and parsley and it was delish! My only complaint was that the delicate flavor of the bay scallop was a bit overwhelmed. I’m definitely keeping this recipe for the shrimp, but I’ll probably forego the scallops next time. Thanks for sharing such a gerat dish!”

  • “Made it for dinner and it was very tasty.Put it over rice and need to be careful about measuing the red peper flakes.”

  • “Interesting flavor but the crushed pepper didn’t seem to fit for me.”

  • “This dish tasted good the way the ingredients are put together isn’t right or something. And the amount of chicken broth suggested right is about right. I suggest straining the juice at the end. Thanks for sharing.”

  • “Made this for dinner tonight and it was a big hit! The store was out of fresh scallops so I only made the shrimp but it was outstanding. I also added a little extra broth for more sauce and it seemed that only 1 teaspoon of oil wasn’t enough but other than that I followed it to a “T”. Served with cous cous. Will make again soon.”

  • “Very nice!Just the right spicy!Hubby liked it too.I served it on a mixed gourmet brown rice I’m not patient enough to chop up the parsley THAT fine, but it didn’t matter.”

  • “Love this recipe!It was absolutely delicious!I used sea scallops which were tasteless but the shrimp was awesome!Next time I will try it with bay scallops or just double the shrimp and leave the scallops out.”

  • “This one’s definitiley a keeper!I made this twice. I couldn’t get bay scallops so I used sea scallops instead. The shrimp had real good flavor but the sea scallops were a little bland.The second time I wrapped the sea scallops in 1/2 strip of partially cooked thick bacon, then threw in the broiler for like 5 to 7 minutes until the bacon started to crisp before i transffered them to the skillet with the rest of the stuff. It was delicious. Even after I was full I would pick at it some more everytime I walked by the kitchen. This stuff is addictive. Great recipe!”

  • “This was pretty good. I have lil ones so next time will put a little less red pepper but was the perfect amount for adults. Hubby wanted more sauce than it had so will double up on a few things. I added more lime mainly because I love lime. Overall good recipe will def make again.”

  • “We loved it!!I did add about 3 more tbls.of broth and at the end added some butter,also didn’t have fresh parsley so used dry.Next time I will have fresh,thanks.”

  • “I made this a few weeks ago for my father-in-law and it was wonderful!!! Took my copied recipe to my son at college and fixed it for ‘the boys’–again great! When ‘extra’ eaters show up we throw some steaks on the grill,add it all together and it’s a great meal over spinach fettuccine with sauteed tomatoes, add asparagus or artichokes–a winner! I couldn’t find my recipe copy tonight and almost panicked.As soon as I rediscovered it on Recipezaar I immediately registered as a new member!Thanks!”

  • “Sorry, but I fixed this (following the directions to a T) and neither DH or myself were impressed. As far as flavor, all I can say is, we could feel the heat, but not much else.I won’t make this again.”

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