Monkfish, Shrimp, Scallop, and Apricot Mixed
The firm and succulent monkfish makes an exceptional grill companion, especially
when teamed with sweet shellfish and apricots.
For the sauce:
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup lime juice (juice of 2 medium limes)
2 tablespoons seeded, chopped red finger chili pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound monkfish, cut into 1-inch cubes
6 fresh apricots, cut in half and pitted
12 raw large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
6 sea scallops
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground peppercorns
To make sauce: In small bowl, whisk together maple syrup, lime juice, chilli
pepper, basil, parsley, salt, and black pepper. Cover and store in refrigerator
1 hour or until ready to use.
Thread six 12-inch skewers with pieces of monkfish, apricot, shrimp, scallop,
shrimp, apricot, and monkfish. Brush with oil. Sprinkle skewers with salt and
Place skewers on cooking grate. Grill 8 to 10 minutes or until scallops are
opaque and shrimp are pink, turning once halfway through grilling time. To
serve, sprinkle each skewer with about 1 tablespoon sauce. Pass with remaining
sauce for dipping.
Makes 6 servings.
Note: If using wooden skewers, soak in water thirty minutes before using so ends
won’t burn during grilling time.