Don’t you love when you make a dish that is so easy to prepare, yet comes out looking and tasting “company worthy.” That was the case when I cooked up some jumbo scallops over the weekend.
I had some lovely fresh jumbo scallops planned for dinner. But, until about 30 minutes before cooking, I had no idea what the rest of the meal would include. As Scott was getting some crackers out of the pantry, he mentioned we still had a spaghetti squash in there to use. DING, DING, DING, we have dinner.
While I sipped this,
I thought about what to do with the squash. To not heat up the oven, I chose to microwave “bake” the squash. (It was 109 degrees when we started dinner.) When it was done, I scraped out the strands into a bowl and added 1 Laughing Cow cheese wedge, a heaping tablespoon of whole milk Greek yogurt, capers, salt, pepper and a quick dash of nutmeg. Microwave until the cheese and yogurt melt together with squash.
While that was cooking, I did a quick sear of the scallops in the grill pan. I used a couple of teaspoons of lemon flavored omega-3 fish oil in the pan, for searing.
Serve over the spaghetti squash mixture and wallah…dinner!
We had another batch of the Summer Peach and Tomato salad that I made here, on the side.
It was such a great meal, we both kept exclaiming how great something so quick and easy tasted. The perfect post-busy weekend elegant dinner, without much fuss.
Question: what have you made that was so simple, yet came out oh, so good?