Sweet Orange Basil Skewers With Shrimp & Scallops

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by SarasotaCook

A light healthy start to 2010. Fresh flavors of fresh oranges, basil, shrimp and sea scallops served over my Sarasota's Almond Citrus Rice Pilaf. Grilled outside or inside on a grill pan makes this quick and easy. You can even broil these is you want. Light and healthy! Add some grilled veggie like zucchini or snow peas for a great light dinner.

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Directions

  1. Marinade -- In a large baggie or ziploc bag add all the ingredients and shake well to combine. Add in the scallops and shrimp to the baggie and marinade about 30 minutes, you can go up to 1 hr, but no longer. I prefer to stay around 30-45 minutes.
  2. Skewers -- Just soak in the sink, in a pan, or in a baggie. but make sure you soak at least 20 minutes in water to avoid them burning.
  3. Skewers -- Do what you want! I try to do - Shrimp, basil, scallop, orange, basil, shrimp, orange, basil, scallop -- etc. there is not right or wrong. Just alternate the fresh basil (about 3 leaves per skewer); the oranges (about 3 per skewer); and the shrimp and scallops. Simply divide them up so you end up with about 6- 8 skewers. Don't worry if they are not the same, just put on what you like best. NOTE: Make sure you do not crowd the skewers. There needs to be a little room between the seafood, so they will cook evenly.
  4. Grill -- Grill, or broil. Brush when you first put them on the grill with marinade - both sides, and then brush again with the marinade a couple of times as they cook. They won't take long. Watch for the scallops to be firm and the shrimp to turn pink and start to curl. Rotate a couple of times when you brush with the marinade. Only 2-3 minutes per side. Maybe 5-7 minutes is all they will take.
  5. Serve -- Serve this with my recipe #407149 and your favorite vegetable. A light healthy start to the new year or pretty much any time of the year. ENJOY!

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