Thursday, July 2, 2009

Jumbo Scallops!

I think my favorite seafood of all times is scallops.  I think if they weren’t so expensive out of our price range, I’d eat them at least once a week.  This past week I had them twice.  One of my local stores had the U-10 scallops on sale, and so we indulged – planning to have a nice Friday night meal at home.  They were so fabulous that by Sunday we were craving them again.  A-hem, another trip to the store for more fresh scallops. 

While I’ve tried a few different preparations and recipes, I still come back to simply searing them in a small amount of butter as my “go-to.”  I prefer to let the subtle flavor of the scallops come through.  Sunday night I seared them, then topped with a sprinkling of capers, raisins, and tarragon. 

Hello lover!

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These scallops we so large, (3 oz each,) that we each enjoyed two and were perfectly satisfied.

What, you may ask, is that light green “stuff” under the scallops?  Broccoli-cauliflower puree, that’s what!  We occasionally enjoy a the “mashed cauliflower” or cauliflower puree, if you will.  This time we experimented and did 2/3 cauliflower to 1/3 broccoli.  We live on the wild side right?  Although not terribly attractive, it tasted fantastic!  Steamed cauliflower and broccoli, pureed with sour cream or Greek yogurt, a bit of butter, chives, salt and pepper.  DSC00165

Finally, a Chase photo of the day:

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Finding a puddle to cool off in after a long, hot hike! 

What’s your favorite fish or seafood?

1 comment:

  1. Scallops are my fav too! I like to marinate them for a few minutes in olive oil, rum, and lemon (or lime) juice and throw them on the grill. Summer perfection.

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