Grilled Mixed Seafood Platter.
Canada Day and/or July the 4th, what are you grilling to celebrate?
We’ve put together a grilled mixed seafood platter with corn, potatoes & Shishido peppers.
The seafood is all grilled with a herb butter and the scallops were finished with hot Portuguese chouriço… absolutely delicious!
Have a delicious day y’all!
Grilled Mixed Seafood Platter
- Pellet Grill
- ½ cup butter (1 stick)
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons fresh Italian parsley finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh chives finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh tarragon finely chopped
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 lobster tails 5-6 oz/tail, cut in half lengthways
- 8 scallops on the shell 10-20/lb size – No shells? Use double foil shaped into shallow cups
- 8 tablespoons hot Portuguese chouriço or hot chorizo, diced to pea-size pieces
- 16 wild caught shrimp shell on (26-30/lb size)
- Lemon wedges
- Chopped chives
- Chopped parsley
- Heat pellet grill to 450°F
- Melt butter, with oil in a small saucepan over medium heat, add garlic, sauté until fragrant (4-5 minutes). Add lemon juice, parsley, chives, tarragon, pepper & salt, stir to combine. Remove ½ cup of the sauce for cooking and reserve the rest in the saucepan for serving.
- Place diced chouriço in a small dry non-stick frypan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until crisp (5-7 minutes)
- Skewer lobster tails lengthways to keep them from curling while cooking. Skewers shrimp to make flipping more efficient.
- Place lobster halves, flesh side down, on grill and cook for 2 minutes. Flip lobster over and spoon ½ tablespoon of the butter sauce over each half tail; add the shrimp skewers and brush with butter sauce: add the scallops on the shells and spoon ½ tablespoon of the butter sauce over each scallop (allowing it to pool in the shell) continue grilling 5-8 minutes, flipping the shrimp halfway through and brushing with more butter sauce. Cook until lobster meat is opaque & tender (135°F internal temperature), shrimp shell is a pink color and the meat inside is white/opaque, scallop flesh is milky white or opaque and tender (120°F-125°F internal temperature, as they will continue to cook in the hot butter sauce while plating and serving).
- Sprinkle each scallop with ½ tablespoon of crispy chouriço and a little of the fresh herbs.
- Serve immediately with warm reserved butter sauce, lemon wedges and chopped herbs.
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In addition to this recipe, you can find more of my favourite seafood recipes here.
Have a delicious day! James (aka Zimmy) & Elaine!