"" The Exhausted Mom: Sane Cooking ~ Venetian Shrimp & Scallop

April 2, 2013

Sane Cooking ~ Venetian Shrimp & Scallop

On a recent visit to our local fish market, I was overwhelmed by the amount of seafood that lay before me.  Crawfish, salmon, shrimp, stone crabs, etc.  I had NO IDEA what to make.  My husband was in the mood for shrimp and the scallops were just so big, they called my name.  

I quickly pulled out my smartphone and pulled up the Food Network website to see what to make with shrimp and scallops.  

My girl Rachel Ray had my back with this yummy recipe.  I made a few adjustments with the ingredients I had on hand.

Venetian Shrimp & Scallop


1 pound sea scallops
1/4 cup flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
1 tablespoon (1 turn around the pan) extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large shallot, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup chicken broth or stock
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes in juice
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
12 leaves fresh basil, shredded or torn
1 pound linguini or any other pasta
Hot, crusty bread, for plate mopping


Lightly coat the sea scallops in flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Discard remaining flour.

Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil (1 turn around the pan) and butter. When butter melts into oil, add scallops. Brown scallops 2 minutes on each side, then remove from pan. 

Add an additional drizzle of olive oil to the pan and add the garlic, shallots, and crushed red pepper flakes. Reduce heat a little and saute garlic and shallots 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add wine to the pan and free up any pan drippings. Reduce wine 1 minute, then add stock, and tomatoes. When liquids come to a bubble, add shrimp and cook 3 minutes. Return scallops to the pan and cook shrimp and scallops 2 to 3 minutes longer. Transfer shrimp and scallops to a warm serving dish and top with basil.  Add to al dente pasta.  Pass plenty of bread to enjoy the juices.

This recipe was SO easy and yummy, we are definitely making this again soon!

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