Scallop and Shrimp Cocktail

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 45 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Kosher salt

1/2 pound jumbo sea scallops (6 to 8)

1/3 cup finely chopped red onion

1/4 cup clam-tomato juice (such as Clamato)

1/4 cup ketchup

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon seeded and finely chopped serrano chile pepper 1 teaspoon hot sauce

Freshly ground pepper

1/2 pound cooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined

Saltines or tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the scallops, reduce the heat and poach gently for about 2 minutes. Drain well and chill at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight. 
  2. Stir together the onion, clam-tomato juice, ketchup, lime juice, cilantro, serrano chile and hot sauce in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Quarter the scallops. Add the scallops and shrimp to the sauce and stir gently to combine. Divide among 4 glasses or bowls. Serve with saltines or chips. 
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