Chronic Illness  
 September 24, 2014

Heart Healthy Shrimp & Scallop Dinner

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Scallop & Shrimp Pasta 

• 6 large scallops 

• 1/2 lb shrimp

• 1 shallot

• 1 large onion

• 1 package spinach

• 1 package mixed greens

• 1 package baby bella mushrooms

• Spinach-wheat linguine

• Cayenne Pepper

• Dill

• Salt & Pepper

• Olive Oil

Greens w/ Homemade Dressing

• 1 shallot

• 1 package mixed greens

• 2 tomatoes

• Olive Oil

• Balsamic Vinegar

• Soy sauce

This is an easy and well-balanced dinner, but it requires a lot of chopping…


First, pre-heat your oven to 400° F.  Chop up half of the onion and half of a shallot and place into ceramic baking dish along with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Place the scallops and shrimp on top and season with dill and cayenne pepper.  Place into the pre-heated oven.  Check on the scallops frequently to make sure they do not over-cook and turn shrimp as needed. 

Next, prepare your mushroom and spinach sauce by combining the second half of the onion and shallot into a skillet.  Chop up your mushrooms and combine as well, then finally add spinach at the end as the spinach takes a very short time to cook.

While the scallops and shrimp are baking, and the mushrooms sauté, boil water for your spinach-wheat pasta.  Cook per the instructions on your package.  Pasta is obviously optional if you are on a low-carb diet.  Couscous also works well with this dish.

Finally, I like to prepare my own salad dressings.  If you do not, you do not know what actually goes into what you are eating.  It can be as simple as combining two or three ingredients.  This time I kept it simple and combined olive oil, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, cayenne pepper, and some black pepper into a salad bowl and mixed them all together.  Add a chopped up shallot and chopped up tomatoes.  Once you are ready to serve mix in your greens so that they do not get soggy while you finish cooking the rest of your meal.

Once the shrimp and scallops are baked and the mushroom sauce is done you can combine the two, or keep them separate.

Finish up by draining your pasta, tossing your salad, and plating your dinner.

Easy & Delicious!