Mamitas Mojito Scallop Kabobs with Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

  • Mojito Marinade
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 8 large large scallops
  • 2 yellow squash, cut into 4 large chunks
  • 2 zucchinis, cut into 4 large chunks
  • 1 (8 ounce) package portobello mushroom caps, cut into large chunks
  • 4 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 60 minutes
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • Stuffed Tomatoes
  • 2 large tomatoes, cored
  • 1 (12 ounce) package microwaveable broccoli in cheese sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 slice American cheese, cut into 4 strips
  1. Whisk orange juice, lemon juice, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and sugar together in a large bowl to dissolve seasoning into the liquid. Add scallops, yellow squash, zucchinis, and portobello mushroom to the mojito marinade; toss to coat.
  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Thread onto a skewer a piece of mushroom, yellow squash, zucchini, and a scallop, respectively. Repeat so there are two of each item on the skewer; repeat with remaining skewers. Sprinkle fresh basil evenly over the skewers.
  5. Carefully remove tomato insides with a spoon; discard tomato insides.
  6. Pour broccoli with cheese sauce into a microwave-safe bowl; cook in microwave until broccoli is tender and the sauce is melted, 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Stir broccoli with cheese sauce and rice together in a bowl; spoon into the hollowed-out tomatoes. Place 2 strips American cheese atop the mixture in a crossing pattern.
  8. Cook the skewers in preheated oven until the scallops are cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven to a plate; cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  9. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  10. Bake tomatoes in the oven until the cheese is bubbling, 5 to 10 minutes. Serve with the skewers.