Monday, February 11, 2013

Primal seafood medley with garlic-butter sauce

I don't know about you guys, but sometimes, I have stockpiles of stuff in my freezer, and no real ideas for it.  We had a couple of bags of seafood that were buy-1-get-1-free at our grocery store... I think they were originally bought for Christmas Eve, but we didn't end up making them that day and they just remained.  This recipe is a really simple way of bringing out the natural flavours of the seafood without being either too bland, or being drenched in sauces.  It does feature a garlic-butter sauce, which was perfect for dipping - we also drizzled it over the green beans served on the side for some extra flavour.  It was perfect for a gorgeous Florida afternoon, and we ate it outside on the back porch in the sun!

Seafood Medley

Seafood Medley For seafood:


3 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
bag of mixed seafood
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 a lemon
oregano and parsley to taste
(salt if desired)


1. Melt butter in pan.  Add minced garlic and sautee over medium heat.

2. Once you can start to smell the garlic & butter melting together nicely, it's time to add your seafood.  If it's frozen, it's best to defrost it first (at least partially), so that you don't get a lot of water in the pan as it cooks down.

Seafood Medley 3. Continue to sautee over medium heat, and slowly add in your white wine, juice of half a lemon, and spices.

4.  Remove from heat when cooked - should be about 15-20 min.

(Serve with garlic-butter sauce, and a veggie on the side - we liked green beans!)

For sauce:


1/3 cup butter
2 tsp minced garlic
salt to taste


1. In a small saucepot, melt 1/3 cup butter.
2. Once melted, add 2 tsp minced garlic, and salt to taste.  Allow the butter to cook down and clarify.
3. Remove from heat right before serving.

(This should be more than enough butter for the seafood, plus some left over)

Serves 2-3.

Seafood Medley

Do you have a favourite way to prepare seafood?  Did you try this recipe?  Leave a note in the comments and let me know!

Pin It


  1. ohh.. that perfect for my taste:}x love seafood
    gonna try this one.

  2. Hi..
    i appreciate the ideas and this is very nice article and have great information. Thanks for share,

    Click here:Frozen Sea Foods

  3. Tried it, loved it!
    I'm keeping this recipe!

  4. This seafood recipe seemed so easy to prepare! I think it’s perfect for beginners who want to jump-start their cooking on a good note. I also think it’s a nice idea to buy a pre-packed assortment of seafood. It saves you time and money, plus it gives your dish a variety of textures and flavors. Thank you for posting this recipe, Katie!

    Megan Anderson @ Café Fina

  5. I have a quick question. How do the shrimp and scallops not overcook while the octopus and calamari cook tender?