Best Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs

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Best Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs.  Try our Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs that are out of this world!  Both shrimps and scallops are infused with wonderful citrus flavors from lemon and lime mixed with Worchestershire sauce. Then they are grilled to perfection, making this kabob BEST tasting EVER!

Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs…

  • The best part is that its low fat and low in calories!  
  • It is a refreshing change and a light dish for a spring and summer barbecue instead of meat!  
  • A seafood kabob that is healthy, mouth-watering, and so delicious…you will see these kabobs disappear in no time!
  • These are quick and easy to make!
  • It is best to marinate the shellfish beforehand and for at least one hour before grilling them to achieve the best flavors.
  • You can serve them over a bed of rice with a salad and you have a great meal!

Best Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs. by 2sistersrecipes.com

How to Make Our Best Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs?

*Follow along with our step-by-step directions for this recipe, or jump down for our full recipe card below. 

To make this dish, you will need some fresh scallops and shrimps from your local market. About 1 to 1.5 pounds of each shellfish.

photo of raw Shrimps by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

Plus, these are additional ingredients Needed to Make These BEST Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs!

Directions to make our Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs:

1.  First,  soak wooden kabob sticks in water for one hour.  Remove, and let them slightly dry.

2.  Next, place shrimp and scallops in a resealable plastic bag, then insert them into another plastic bag to prevent leakage.

3.  In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and microwave for 1-2 minutes or until the butter is melted.  Stir and set aside about 1/3 of the juice for basting.

 

raw scallops and shrimps in a plastic bag , by 2sistersrecipes.com

4.  Pour the remaining marinade over the shrimp and scallops.  Seal the bag and refrigerate for one hour or overnight, turning the bag over occasionally.

Marinade is being poured into the plastic bag with shrimp and scallops by 2sistersrecipes.com

5.  Drain and discard the marinade. You will notice that some of the juice has hardened because of the butter…This is how it is supposed to look.

6.  Thread kabobs alternately using scallops and shrimp.

Shrimps and Scallops kabobs on a platter with marinade over them. by 2sistersrecipes.com

7.  Heat the grill on medium heat. Then place the kabobs on the BBQ uncovered, over medium heat, and grill for about 3 to 5 minutes per side, turning once.

8.  Brush each side with the remaining marinade.  Grill until shrimp turns pink and scallops are opaque.  Remove and serve.

Best Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs grilling on a BBQ by 2sistersrecipes.com

ENJOY!!

NOTES and TIPS for these grilled kabobs…

  • Add a bunch of chopped cilantro to the marinade, the more the better.
  • Toss in some chopped jalapenos for some heat.
  • Let it marinate overnight, it becomes even better!
  • Use only lemon juice or just lime juice, as long as you double the amounts.
Best Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs by 2sistersrecipes.com

Additional recipes for Shrimp and Scallops…

For additional seafood kabobs, try our Grilled Swordfish Kabobs, and our Grilled Jumbo Shrimp!

 

Yield: 15 kabobs

Best Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs

Best Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs by 2sistersrecipes.com

Our Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs are out of this world! Shrimps and scallops infused with wonderful citrus flavors from lemon and lime mixed with Worchestershire sauce, then grilled to perfection, making this kabob BEST tasting EVER!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 30 Large Shrimps, peeled and deveined -(you can use frozen)
  • 30 Sea Scallops
  • 1/2 cup of Smart Butter or Olive Oil
  • 6 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 6 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh black pepper
  • 5 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce ( Lea & Perrins)
  • 12 to 15 (or more) wooden 8" kabob sticks

Instructions

  1. Soak wooden kabob sticks in water for one hour. Remove, let dry.
  2. Place shrimp and scallops in a reusable plastic bag, then insert them into another plastic bag to prevent leakage.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and microwave for 1-2 minutes or until the butter is melted.
  4. Stir and set aside about 1/3 of the juice for basting.
  5. Pour the remaining marinade over the shrimp and scallops.
  6. Seal bag and refrigerate for one hour or overnight, turning bag over occasionally.
  7. Drain and discard the marinade - you will notice that some of the juice has hardened because of the butter...This is how it is supposed to look.
  8. Thread kabobs alternately using scallops and shrimp.
  9. Heat the grill, and place them on the BBQ uncovered, over medium heat, and grill for about 3 to 5 minutes per side, turning once.
  10. Brush each side with the remaining marinade.
  11. Grill until shrimp turns pink and scallops are opaque.
  12. Yields 15 Kabobs

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30 Comments

    1. Thank you so much Sue, and welcome to our recipe blog, it’s so nice to meet you. So glad you enjoyed our recipe, and hope you will try a few more. thanks again and have a great week. 🙂

  1. This is a fantastic recipe. Everyone was blown away by the flavor, including unexpected company that conveniently decided to show up for these kebabs.
    Will be making these regularly throughout the summer!

    1. Thank you, Astra! So glad to hear! .. and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by to leave us a comment about your outcome. We really appreciate it. Have a great weekend!:)

    1. Hi Anonymous! You are right! When we marinade over night and add some cilantro its even better! Go for it! Thanks for the tip! Enjoy!

  2. I adore both shrimp and scallops and I'm certain that these would be a hit with my family, too.

    It is kabob week at Get Grillin’. Family Fresh Cooking & I would love it if you linked up this recipe & up to 2 other kabob recipes you may have. http://bit.ly/j9keva

  3. HI Pam! Liz suggests you can add more lime juice. I prefer to add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the marinade to bring out the flavors.
    Not sure, but the green peppers and onions sound delicious with this kabob as well.

  4. Made them yesterday and they were delicious. I do think they need just a bit more punch, but I'm not sure what that would be. Maybe bay seasoning, or possibly some peppers and onions on the kabob. Any thoughts?