What'cha Cookin' Challenge recipe: Shrimp and Scallop Pasta



Posted on November 3, 2011 at 8:12 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 3 at 12:07 PM

Timmy P. LeBouef Jr. / What'cha Cookin' Challenge Winner

Serves 6

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½ stick of butter

1 large yellow onion (small diced)

1 large tomato (small diced)

½ lb of medium sized shrimp (peeled)

½ lb of bay (small) scallops

¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 cup of white wine (Macon Village brand is suggested)

¼ cup of fresh chopped cilantro

1 tsp of sea salt

1 tsp of black pepper

Just a pinch of cayenne pepper

1lb your choice of pasta (thin spaghetti is suggested)


In a large skillet, add butter and let melt.

Add onions and cook until soft and translucent, about 2 minutes.

Add tomatoes and cook for another 2 minutes.

Next add shrimp and cook until just pink, about 3 minutes.

After add the lemon juice and wine and cook until the juice comes to a boil.

Tthen add scallops.

Add seasonings and cilantro, and cook until the wine has reduced into a sauce that can coat the back of a spoon. The scallops should be cooked, but tender and white.

Cook pasta as directed on the back of your favorite pasta choice