Friday, January 6, 2012

Bay Scallops And Garlic Shrimp In Creamy Coconut Sauce

Living on this long island, I come across an abundance of Peconic Bay scallops. My dear father in law who works at a marina brings me tons of fresh ones. Looking for something different to do with them other than the usual panko deep fry, I saw this on Skinnytaste and adapted it to my liking. Bay scallops are much much sweeter than sea scallops. These little guys in combination with the shrimp and all the other flavors is just bangin! This sauce is so good, exploding with flavors. You must try this – trust me! I served mine over angel hair pasta, rice, couscous or quinoa would work just as well. 
  • Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Red Bell Pepper Sliced And Cut Into 1 Inch Pieces
  • 5 whole Scallions, Chopped, Whites And Greens Separated
  • ½ cups Cilantro, Chopped, Divided Use
  • ½ teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes (more If You Like It Hot)
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • ½ cups White Wine
  • 1 can 14.5oz Plain Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can 14oz Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt, Or To Taste
  • ¼ teaspoons Black Pepper, Or To Taste
  • ¾ pounds Fresh Bay Scallops (the Little Ones)
  • ¾ pounds Fresh Shrimp Cleaned, Peeled And Deveined
  • Cooked Pasta, For Serving

  • Preparation Instructions

In a large skillet, heat oil on medium. Add red peppers and saut̩ until soft (about 4 minutes). Add scallion whites, 1/4 cup cilantro, red pepper flakes and garlic. Cook 1 minute. Be careful not to burn the garlic. Add the wine and deglaze the pan Рlet it reduce to half. Add tomatoes, coconut milk, honey, tomato paste and salt and pepper. Cover and simmer on low about 10 minutes to let the flavors blend together and to thicken the sauce.

Add shrimp and scallops to sauce and cook for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle with remaining cilantro and scallion greens. Serve over angel hair pasta and enjoy!


  1. This dish sounds wonderful... I think I would love the sauce as well.

  2. @ S.V. it is different yet so good!

  3. I love the colors of this dish, it looks very yummy. Your lucky to have such fresh seafood.

  4. @ W.O.D. Thanks you! I am very lucky to have fresh seafood. I love living near the beach. Nothing like listening to the ocean roar on any given day :)