Shrimp/scallop Pesto Stir Fry

"Pesto lovers will enjoy this wonderful wok recipe. Improvise with fresh parsley and basil if available in your area."
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  • Place a wok over medium high heat.
  • When wok is hot, add 1 tablespoon butter.
  • When butter is melted, add carrot and onion and stir fry for 3 mins.
  • Add 1 tablespoon more butter then add zucchini, mushrooms, and peppers.
  • Stir fry until carrot is tender crisp to bite (about 2 more mins).
  • Remove vegetables from wok and keep warm.
  • Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to wok.
  • When butter is melted, stir in pesto sauce.
  • Add shrimp and scallops and stir fry until the shrimp are pink and the scallops are opaque (about 3 to 4 mins).
  • Return vegetables to wok and stir until vegetables are hot and coated with sauce.
  • Serve with hot steamed rice and freshly grated parmesan cheese, if desired.

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