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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Shimp and Scallop Pasta...

After eating out for 3 nights in a row at the beach with my brother and sister (who decided to come up to visit us), B and I decided that we would eat in one night.  We headed on over to Captain Jack's Seafood Stand and bought some fresh shrimp.  Then I got some bay scallops at the grocery store.  I decided to make a shrimp and scallop pasta.  I made this up as I was going so it is definitely not perfect...........

Shrimp and Scallop Pasta (for 2-3)
1/2 pound shrimp, peeled
1/2 pound small scallops
3 cloves garlic, minced
butter
olive oil
white wine
mushrooms
red pepper flakes
cooked linguine
lemon wedge

I basically just cooked the shrimp in some butter and olive oil and then set them aside.  Then I cooked the scallops in the butter and olive oil and set them aside.  Then I cooked the garlic and the mushrooms in some butter and olive oil.  I added some wine to that.  Just a splash.  I cooked it down a little and then added the shrimp and scallops back in until everything was hot.  I mixed it all with some linguine and added some red pepper flakes. I squeezed some lemon on before serving.   Like I said, I was kind of winging it.  It was pretty good.  I could have used a little more flavor but still it was not bad for making it up as I went.

I had a hard time with the photos because every time I went outside my camera would fog up.

So, do you like shrimp and scallops? 
Do you hate peeling shrimp as much as I do?
What's your favorite food to eat at the beach?

5 comments:

Salt said...

Oh yes. Scallops are pretty much my favorite seafood ever and I make them any chance I get. I love shrimp too, but peeling them sort of takes the fun out of eating them for me.

Fave beach food? STEAMED CRABS!

Hutch said...

Love shrimp AND scallops. After finding out I was peeling the legs off peel and eat shrimp I can no longer do it. I mean you're ripping the legs off an animal!

Jenni said...

Shrimp is my favorite seafood and probably one of my favorite foods. I like to the buy the already peeled shrimp because I like the easy route. They aren't fresh that way but I still think they are really yummy.

Amanda said...

That looks AMAZING. Honestly, my favorite thing is how much butter and olive oil is involved. I usually get the already peeled shrimp because I'm lazy, but they aren't nearly as good. Also, why does my pasta always end up flavorless? I can never make a good olive oil based pasta dish.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That looks great!!