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Shrimp and Scallops in Garlic Butter Sauce
This is one of our favorite recipes, but due to the price of both shrimp and scallops, we only have it for special occasions. This is super easy to make and can be served with steamed veggies (we love asparagus or snow peas with onions). Add a slice of freshly baked bread and you have a meal.
1-pound raw shrimp (thawed, peeled with tails removed)
1-pound scallops (thawed)
1 stick butter (yes, real butter)
1 tablespoon minced garlic (or four crushed garlic cloves)
Long handled slotted spoon
Start by melting one stick of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the garlic and allow it to sauté for one to two minutes.
Add the scallops to the skillet, cook for one to two minutes per side, and then toss in the shrimp. Stir the shrimp and scallops constantly until the shrimp turn a consistent pink.
Remove the seafood to a bowl just as soon as the shrimp are cooked. You can leave them in the butter sauce or use a slotted spoon to strain the sauce back into the skillet.
Serve immediately. Both shrimp and scallops become tough if overcooked, and they will continue to cook even though they are removed from the heat.
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You can also cook baked potatoes and use the garlic sauce for buttering the potato.
Cut the amounts of the ingredients in half or quarters and serve the shrimp and scallops with a good steak for a terrific surf and turf meal.