Poached Shrimp and Sautéed Scallops

  • Serves

    serves 4-6


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


  • 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


Step 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.

Step 2

Add shrimp; cook for 2-3 minutes. Drain.

Step 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.

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