Lemony Shrimp and Scallop Cocktail

Traditional shrimp cocktail gets upgraded in this fresh and flavorful light appetizer.  Serve it in pretty martini or margarita glasses for a dinner party, or small rocks glasses for a cocktail party.


Lemony Shrimp and Scallop Cocktail

Lemony Shrimp and Scallop Cocktail

  • 4 Cups of Water
  • 1/4 Cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Lb Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined
  • 1/2 Lb Scallops

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Thyme
  • 1 Tsp Garlic, Minced
  • 3 Tbs Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbs White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 Tsp Fresh Ground Pepper


  1. Combine the water, white wine vinegar, and salt in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes.  
  3. Remove immediately with a slotted spoon, and set aside.
  4. Add the scallops, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until cooked through.
  5. Remove from the water and add to the shrimp.
  6. Heat olive oil in a medium sauce pan, and add thyme and garlic.
  7. Cook over low heat for 1 minute, and them remove from heat.
  8. Add the lemon juice, mustard, white wine vinegar, and pepper.  
  9. Pour the hot vinaigrette over the seafood and toss well.
  10. Refrigerate for an hour, and serve with lemon or lime slices in a pretty cocktail glass.

Tip: If you'd like to just use shrimp, simply use a pound of shrimp and eliminate the scallops.

Turn this into a main course salad by pouring the seafood and vinaigrette over a plate of arugula, grape tomatoes, and feta cheese.  It's fabulous!