Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Grilled Scallops over Spaghetti Squash

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,

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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!

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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?


  1. Yum. This looks absolutely gorgeous. I would have to say a simple grilled cheese I made not that long ago. I used a really nice ripe, washed rind cheese and then paired it with super thin slices of granny smith apple and walnut bread. It was incredibly simple, yet so satisfying.

  2. Spaghetti squash mixed with laughing cow is one of my go-to combinations! I love it! So simple, and so versatile...you can top it with anything!

  3. That looks incredible! I've never thought of spaghetti squash with Laughing Cow cheese!

  4. I seriously wish we lived closer to each other, I think we eat(and drink our wine) so similar!!
    This sounds amazing!

  5. That looks amazing! You are so good at throwing things together that turn into a fab meal! I'm definitely gonna try this out.

  6. This looks like the makings for one of my favorite meals! Lovely pairings!