Fennel-Crusted Seafood on Skewers

Prep Time: 6 min

Cook Time: 4 min

Total Time: 10 min

Servings: 4


  • 10 oz medium to large unpeeled shrimp
  • 10 oz sea scallops
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp white wine
  • 2 tbsp plain panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp fennel frond tops, minced
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, finely ground
  • Zest of 1 orange


  1. Peel shrimp, leaving end of tail segments attached. Place shrimp and scallops in 9- x 13-inch glass or ceramic baking dish; season generously with salt and pepper. Combine olive oil, wine, bread crumbs, fennel tops, fennel seeds and orange zest; sprinkle evenly over seafood. Thread seafood onto six or eight 12-inch skewers: arrange in single layer in dish.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grate well. Grill skewers, with lid closed for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until sizzling and scallops are opaque in center.
  3. Tip:

    • If desired, you can also broil the skewers on a baking sheet instead of grilling them.

    Recipe Provided by Chef Sharon Sanders