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.

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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.

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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?

6 comments:

  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.

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  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!

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

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

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  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.

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

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