Shrimp and Scallop Fajitas

  • Yield: 4 servings


12large (16 to 20 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined, about 3/4 lb.
1large red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and cut into 20 squares
1large sweet onion, quartered and each quarter cut into half pieces separated
12-- sea scallops, about 3/4 lbs
1large green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and cut into 20 squares
1/2teaspoon lime peel, greated
1/4cup fresh lime juice
2tablespoons vegetable oil
2teaspoons honey
1clove garlic, minced
1/4teaspoon pepper
1/8teaspoon salt
8-- (7 to9-inch) flour tortillas, warmed
Red and Green salsa:
2-- firm-ripe avocados, peeled, seeded and chopped into small squares
2teaspoons lime juice
1 1/2cups prepared salsa


For the fajitas:

  1. Thread the shrimp, red pepper and half the onion onto four 12-inch skewers, running the skewer through each shrimp twice. Thread the scallops, green pepper and remaining onion onto 4 more skewers. Place on a large shallow platter.
  2. Combine the lime peel, lime juice, oil, honey, garlic, pepper and salt. Pour over the skewers and marinate, turning occasionally for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Coat the grill rack with vegetable cooking spray. Place kebobs on grill rack 4 to 6 inches over medium-hot coals. Grill, turning once, just until the seafood is opaque, allowing about 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  4. Wrap tortillas in aluminum foil and heat them on the grill. To make the fajitas, slide the seafood and vegetables off of each skewer into a warm tortilla. Add the "red and green" salsa to taste. Roll up tortilla to enclose the filling. Eat fajitas out of hand. Serve with refried beans or Mexican rice, if desired.

For the Red and Green Salsa:

  1. Toss the avocado with the lime juice and gently stir into the prepared salsa.
  2. Let stand 20 minutes or refrigerate up to 24 hours.