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Seared scallops and shrimp from Guilford Mooring | In the kitchen

This delicious meal will get all taste buds lighting up.

HARTFORD, Conn. — The local seafood eatery and bar in Guilford known as Guilford Mooring 


4 Diver Scallops (pat dry with paper towel)

4 Shrimp (U-10 preferred)

1 Cup Arborio Rice (cooked to package instructions)

2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream

2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese

1 Lemon (Juiced) 2oz

1 Lime (Juiced) 2oz

2oz OJ

1 tablespoon garlic (minced)

2 Shallot (minced)

1 tablespoon olive oil

4-5 Plum tomatoes (No seeds, cut into small cubes)

2 sticks Unsalted Butter (cut into small cubes)


Black Pepper

4-5 Asparagus tips chopped (blanched)


Citrus Beurre Blanc

Add lemon, lime, and OJ in a Sautee pan with 1 minced shallot and bring to a boil. Once done add all ingredients to a blender on low and slowly add butter. Speeds may need to be adjusted as you add the butter. Looking for a creamy not solid consistency.

Tomato Gastric

In a medium saucepan add olive oil on high heat. Add garlic, shallots, and, tomatoes. Cook for 3 minutes. Turn off and add citrus beurre Blanc.

Scallops and Shrimp

Salt and pepper on both sides. In a hot Sautee pan with olive oil sear shrimp and scallops for 2-3 minutes on each side. Then finish in the oven at 350 degrees for 3 more minutes.


In a small saucepan add risotto, heavy cream, and parmesan. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add Asparagus and cook for another 2 minutes. If the consistency is thick you may need to add chicken stock or water to thin it out.


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