See the Recipe. James Oseland

This Russian preparation is a delightful and simple dish of scallops and shrimp.

Yield: serves 4-6


  • 1 tbsp. black peppercorns
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • Salt
  • 2 dozen head-on, shell-on large shrimp
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. bay scallops
  • 2 sprigs of curly parsley and cilantro for garnish


  1. In a medium pot, combine 2½ qts. water, black peppercorns, garlic, and lemons. Season generously with salt. Bring water to a boil and lower heat to medium; simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add shrimp; cook for 2-3 minutes. Drain.
  3. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallops; season with salt to taste. Cook until just cooked through, 2-3 minutes. Transfer scallops to a platter, arrange shrimp on top, and garnish with curly parsley and cilantro.