Marjoram Scented Shrimp and Scallop Pasta Recipe

Servings: 4

Fragrant, sweet marjoram perfectly highlights the flavors of the seafood in this dish.


  • 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 lb. bay scallops, muscle removed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh marjoram, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 1/2 lb. fresh pasta, such as linguine or angel hair


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. While the water comes to a boil, put the flour on a plate and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Toss the shrimp and scallops in the seasoned flour to coat all sides and then shake off excess flour.
  4. Heat 2 Tbsp. of the butter and the oil together in a large, heavy bottomed saute pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the shrimp and scallops and saute for a few minutes until both are firm and there is a crispy coating on the outside.
  6. Remove the seafood from the pan and place on a plate and cover.
  7. Reduce the heat to medium and place the pan back on the stove.
  8. Add the garlic and shallots and cook for a few minutes until soft.
  9. Add the lemon juice and chicken broth and let it cook down for 1 minute to thicken slightly.
  10. Add the last Tbsp. of butter to the pan and swirl to combine.
  11. Place the seafood back into the pan along with the marjoram and lemon zest and coat in the lemon sauce.
  12. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  13. When the water comes to a rolling boil, add the pasta and cook until al dente.
  14. Drain the pasta and distribute among 4 shallow bowls.
  15. Divide the seafood and sauce among the 4 bowls and garnish each with the chopped parsley.

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