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A bit after our wedding, Paula Deen had a show called "Newlyweds", with great dishes for couples. This is from that episode and one of our favorite recipes from her! It's pretty easy to make and is great for a special, romantic dinner. Serves 2 :)


  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche, recipe follows
  • 1/2 lb shrimp, cleaned, peeled, and deveined
  • 1/2 lb fresh sea scallops
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 stick butter
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cognac or wine
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoons fish or chicken stock
  • 2 sprigs fresh basil
  • Creme Fraiche:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream


  • Prepare creme fraiche ahead of time by combining heavy cream and sour cream. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours.
  • Clean, peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on. Pat scallops dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet. Add lemon juice and garlic. Place shrimp and scallops in butter and saute until scallops are opaque, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove to a warm platter.
  • Add Cognac or wine to pan juice. Dissolve cornstarch in stock and add along with creme fraiche to pan. Simmer until thickened.
  • Pour sauce over shellfish and garnish with basil sprigs.

Categories: Main Dish  Seafood  Shellfish 
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