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.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • 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.

Expert Tips

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.

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.