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breaded grilled shrimp and scallops on skewers
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Breaded and Grilled Shrimp and Scallops

Breaded and then grilled shrimp and scallops. The breading adds some extra flavor to this grilled seafood recipe.


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 lemon zest
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 pound US Gulf Shrimp
  • 1/2 pound Sea Scallops


  • Peel and de-vein the shrimp, removing the tail as well (trust me, you don't want your guests to get a crunchy surprise hidden under those breadcrumbs).
  • Mix the lemon juice, zest, olive oil and garlic together in a glass bowl.
  • Place the shrimp and the scallops in the marinade and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes (no longer or the lemon juice will cook the seafood).
  • Remove the shrimp and scallops from the marinade and place them on skewers.  As you can see in the photo, I like to use 2 skewers to prevent the shrimp and scallops from rotating when you move them around the grill.
  • Cover the bottom of a plate with the breadcrumbs and then push each skewer into the crumbs, covering all sides with the breadcrumbs while pushing them into the seafood to make them stick.
  • Let the breaded shrimp and scallop skewers sit in the refrigerator for about 20 more minutes while we heat up the grill (this aids in the crumbs adhering to the shrimp and scallops).
  • Heat the grill to high heat.
  • Once the grill is ready to go, oil the grates with cooking oil to prevent sticking.  The best way is to use a folded paper towel dipped in oil and then use tongs to rub down the grates.
  • Place the breaded shrimp and scallop skewers on the grill and grill for about 3 - 4 minutes.  Don't move the skewers once they are on the grill or you will lose a lot of breadcrumbs.
  • Flip the skewers over and continue to grill for another 3 minutes and then remove the breaded and grilled shrimp and scallops from the grill and serve immediately.