Seafood Brochettes with Lemon & Lobster Butter

In Nova Scotia, we say what grows together, goes together – and this recipe is no exception. These delicious seafood brochettes from Jost Vineyards & Seagrape Café are packed full of Atlantic seafood and are a perfectly complemented by a glass of Jost’s Tidal Bay. It doesn’t get much more Nova Scotian than this!


Seafood Brochettes

2 8oz Atlantic Salmon Fillets, cubed in 16 pieces
16 Large shrimp – peeled & deveined
16 Large scallops
3 tbsp Fresh minced garlic
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
to taste Fleur de sel or sea salt
to taste Fresh ground pepper
8 8″ or 10″ stainless steel or pre-soaked bamboo skewers

Lemon Lobster Butter

1/2 cup Butter
2 tbsp Grated lemon peel
2 oz Cooked lobster meat
1 tsp Dill, chopped
1 tsp Tarragon, chopped
to taste Fleur de sel or sea salt
to taste Fresh ground pepper


8 Ripe grape or cherry tomatoes
1 Lemon, cut into 8 wedges
3 tbsp Parsley, chopped


Serves: 4

Lemon Lobster Butter

  1. In a sturdy medium saucepan, gently melt butter on low heat.
  2. Add lobster and salt, allow to sit for a few minutes.
  3. Add herbs, pepper, then grated lemon peel.
  4. Keep on very low heat until ready for use.

Seafood Brochettes

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400F. Prior to cooking, ensure seafood is dry.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add seafood, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil.
  3. Toss gently and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Take skewer and add a scallop, a shrimp and a morsel of salmon, then repeat. Continue until all skewers are complete, leaving 1″ at tip of each skewer.
  5. Evenly distribute brochettes on baking sheet, lined with parchment and brushed lightly with olive oil.
  6. Place in oven for 8 – 10 minutes, turning half way through.
  7. Remove from oven and carefully add lemon wedge and tomato to the tip of each skewer.
  8. Place two brochettes on a plate, drizzle lobster butter over each and garnish with a pinch of parsley. A squeeze of lemon juice on top is optional.

Suggested Pairing:

Brochettes may be served with a lovely green salad with local honey and white balsamic vinaigrette, or an aromatic rice of your choosing. Perfect summer fare to pair with Jost’s award-winning Tidal Bay!

Local Source Guide:

Seafood:  Evan’s Seafood & RestaurantAfishionado FishmongersClearwater Seafoods Ltd.Fisherman’s MarketComeau Sea Foods Ltd. or Masstown Market.

Jost Vineyards’ Tidal Bay: Available at Jost Vineyards or your local NSLC store.

Recipe provided by: Jost Vineyards and Seagrape Cafe
This recipe was featured in our 2019 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide.

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