This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Safeway. All opinions are 100% my own.
With my busy schedule balancing home life and work, I’m always looking for quick meals that don’t compromise taste and health. By using Open Nature® Seafood, I can stock up on seafood without having to run back to the grocery store each week. All I have to do is go to my freezer and within minutes, I have a Shrimp and Scallop Stir Fry on the table for my family in 15 minutes. Since I incorporate seafood on the menu at least once per week, these have been a lifesaver! Seafood is a great way to get omega-3 fatty acids in your system, and since your body can’t produce it, it’s important to add it to your meal plan.
Shopping for Seafood
For my Seafood Dinner I picked up a bag of Open Nature Wild Caught Shrimp and a bag of Wild Caught North Atlantic Sea Scallops from my local Safeway. I really appreciate how these contain no preservatives and are air chilled for more intense flavor. The Open Nature brand is dedicated to clean, minimally processed products, and on top of it being free from preservatives, they’re also free from other food additives like nitrates, benzoates, and artificial flavors.
Another important factor when shopping for seafood is making sure it’s sustainable, especially when it’s wild caught. Open Nature Seafood is caught in ways that help keep future supplies safe, which also helps to keep ocean ecosystems thriving. You can find the Responsible Choice™ logo for sustainable sourcing on the bags to feel confident that your seafood is held to the highest standards for quality and sustainability. Knowing this makes me feel good about serving this to my family!
For my Shrimp and Scallop Stir Fry, I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, and the great thing about seafood is that it doesn’t take forever to cook! This is great for busy days when you want a delicious and nourishing dinner on the table without much effort. The most time-consuming task is probably peeling and deveining the shrimp, but I actually find that step therapeutic and satisfying to do. Once that’s done, pat the shrimp and scallops dry and season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. I first cook the scallops on high for 2 minutes, then flip and add shrimp for the remaining 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add butter. Butter and seafood go so well together, and even though it’s only 1 tablespoon, a little goes a long way to add some depth to this recipe.
Finishing the Dish
I added blanched asparagus to my Shrimp and Scallop Stir Fry because it’s such a good combination with seafood, and a great way to get more fiber and vitamins in your meal. For even more flavor and acidity, I also added a few tablespoons of Open Nature Balsamic Vinaigrette to the pan. I love using dressings on the stovetop because it’s an easy way to pack in great taste with less effort. Sometimes even making a vinaigrette is out of the question with how busy it gets!
I serve my Shrimp and Scallop Stir Fry over rice, but you can also use your favorite pasta. With a healthy dish like this, you’d think it’s takeout, but as you can see, all it takes is a trip to the grocery store to have some quality seafood on your plate. You can find Open Nature products exclusively at Safeway, Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Supermarkets and Carrs/Safeway.
- ½ pound Open Nature Raw Shrimp
- ½ pound Open Nature Sea Scallops
- 1 pound asparagus
- 2 tbsp. Open Nature Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1 tbsp. Avocado Oil
- 1 tbsp. Butter
- ¼ tsp. Salt
- ¼ tsp. Black Pepper
- ½ tsp. Garlic Powder
- Peel and devein shrimp. Pat dry shrimp and scallops with paper towel. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
- Blanch asparagus in hot water for two minutes.
- In a large pan, heat oil to high and add scallops. Cook for 2 minutes and flip over.
- Then add shrimp while scallops are cooking for another 2 minutes.
- Turn heat down to low and add butter.
- Add asparagus and balsamic vinaigrette.
- Simmer for 2 more minutes and turn off heat.
- Serve over rice or pasta.