Saturday, June 25, 2011

Shrimp & Scallops Over Rice

4 cups cooked rice
1 pkg (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. olive oil
8 oz. shrimp, peeled and deveined
8 oz. bay scallops
1 heaping Tbsp. minced garlic
1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a large frying pan heat olive oil.  Add shrimp, scallops and garlic.  Cook 4-5 minutes or until shrimp is no longer pink.  With a slotted spoon remove shrimp and scallops.  Whisk cream cheese into the juices from the shrimp and scallops.  Add to cream cheese, shrimp, scallops and rice.  Pour into a baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Bake until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.  Serves 6-8

Comments - For my rice I used instant but you can, of course, use any rice you might like.  The flavor of the finished product is a combination of Shrimp Scampi and Shrimp and Grits.  Changes you might add would be a little nutmeg and maybe a splash of Sherry.  Also, you can serve this over grits.  It's rich, creamy and delicious!
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