Sauteed Seafood Medley

Sautéed Seafood Medley

This Sautéed Seafood Medley is sure to impress!  Anyone!  Even you, the one making it.  It has few ingredients and takes about 20 minutes to make.  It’s that quick and easy.

I’ve been making this recipe for years.  Every time I serve it to family and friends they are always reaching for seconds.  Leftovers?  What leftovers? 

Ingredients of Sautéed Seafood Medley:

  • Shrimp:  – you’ll need about 1 pound of raw, deveined shrimp – I used 16/20 count per pound.  Shrimp sizes are usually indicated by numbers, specifying how many shrimp (approximately) there are in a pound.  For example, 16/20 means there are approximately 16 to 20 shrimps per pound in the package.  So, the lower the number, the bigger the shrimp.  If there is the letter “U” in front of the number of shrimp, for example, U10, it specifies that there are Under 10 shrimps per pound.  You don’t have to purchase very large shrimp, but shrimps do shrink a bit when they are cooked, so don’t buy ones that are very small.  Those are great for salads, though.  But, that’s another recipe.
  • Imitation Crab:  – 1 pound – Any imitation crab will do.  Crab sticks or crab chunks.  Slice these into relatively small pieces.
  • Scallops: – 1 pound – Scallop sizes are similar to shrimp.  Purchase scallops that are not too large – those are more pricey and would need to be cut into smaller pieces anyway.    This is the size I purchased:
    scallops
  • Garlic: 3 to 4 medium garlic cloves.  Pressed or minced.
  • Butter:  – 2 tablespoons. Mix with the garlic and enjoy the aroma!
  • Vegetable oil: one tablespoon to sautee the imitation crab.
  • Italian Seasoning: A little bit of this seasoning will go a long way.  I purchased ready-made Italian Seasoning at my grocery store.  Alternatively, you can add dried basil, oregano, rosemary, and thyme in equal portions, say one teaspoon of each and use it later for other recipes too.  You’ll need only one teaspoon of seasoning for this recipe.

Preparing the Shrimp:

If your shrimp is frozen:  To thaw frozen shrimp, simply remove the shrimp from its packaging and place them in a clean bowl, filled with cold water.  Let shrimp thaw inside the water for 15 – 20 minutes, mixing with your hands halfway through.  

Peeling Shrimp:  Sometimes you can find shrimp that have already been peeled but the tail is left on.  This is easy, just peel the tail off.  I purchased shrimp with the head off and deveined, but the shell is still on the shrimp.  Use a colander and, under cool water, peel the shell gently.  In deveined shrimp, the shell has already been cut along the outer edge of the shrimp’s back, so it’s easier to peel.  Pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel. 

peel shrimp

Preparing the Scallops:

Scallops really don’t need much preparation.  Rinse under cool water and pat dry with paper towels before sauteeing.  For this recipe, there is no need to season them before cooking.  

Serving the Sautéed Seafood Medley:

Serve the seafood medley warm.  Not hot, not cold.  If I’m having a party, I like to serve this dish in between appetizers/salads and the main course. If I prepare the day of the party, I leave it in the skillet and, before serving I warm it up on medium heat for about one minute. 

Preparing Sautéed Seafood Medley:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add 1 tablespoon butter and the pressed or minced garlic.  Sautee garlic for about 20-30 seconds.
    add butter and garlic
  2. Add the peeled, deveined shrimp.  Sautee the shrimp for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  The shrimp will turn opaque white and pink.  Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
    sautee shrimp
  3. Add 1 tablespoon butter and the scallops.  Sautee for about 3 – 5 minutes, depending on the size of scallops.  Transfer scallops to the mixing bowl with the shrimp.
    sautee scallops
  4. Add one tablespoon of vegetable oil and saute the sliced imitation crab for about 2 minutes.  Transfer the shrimp and scallops from the mixing bowl to the skillet and stir all ingredients together, sauteeing an additional 1 minute.
    sautee crab sticks
  5. Add 1 teaspoon of the Italian seasoning, stir and serve. 
    Stir all ingredients
Stir all ingredients

Sauteed Seafood Medley Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lb small to medium scallops
  • 1 lb imitation crab meat
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add 1 tablespoon butter and the pressed or minced garlic.  Sautee garlic for about 20-30 seconds.
  2. Add the peeled, deveined shrimp.  Sautee the shrimp for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  The shrimp will turn opaque white and pink.  Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon butter and the scallops.  Sautee for about 3 – 5 minutes, depending on the size of scallops.  Transfer scallops to the mixing bowl with the shrimp.
  4. Add one tablespoon of vegetable oil and saute the sliced imitation crab for about 2 minutes.  Transfer the shrimp and scallops from the mixing bowl to the skillet and stir all ingredients together, sauteeing an additional 1 minute.
  5. Add 1 teaspoon of the Italian seasoning, stir and serve.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 277Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 182mgSodium 1310mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 7gProtein 25g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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