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Pan Seared Shrimp and Scallop Skewers

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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8 (6 to 8-inch) bamboo skewers

16 jumbo deveined, peeled shrimp

16 sea scallops

Salt and pepper

1 teaspoon sweet paprika, 1/3 palmful

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, eyeball it

1 lemon zested and juiced

2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley, a handful

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan


  1. Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium high to high heat.
  2. On bamboo skewers, thread 4 shrimp on 4 skewers, 4 scallops on each of 4 skewers. Season both shrimp and scallop skewers with salt and pepper on both sides. Combine paprika, crushed pepper, lemon zest and parsley in a small dish. Sprinkle combined herbs and spices over shrimp and rub. Add a 1/2 a turn of the pan of extra virgin olive oil, (1 1/2 teaspoons), to the hot skillet and sear the shrimps 3 minutes on each side or until curled and pink. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon over the pan and remove to a warm platter. Return pan to the heat and add remaining oil. Cook scallops 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until caramel in color. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon over the pan and transfer skewers to serving platter along side shrimp.
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