Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Squid Cooks: Seared Scallops with Pan Sauce

Across the board, I am a far pickier eater than my wife but there are a few things I like a lot more than she does.  Scallops are high on that list.  As she was out of town for work recently, it seemed like a good time to try this recipe.

Scallops, like shrimp, are pretty easy and you don't even have to worry about peeling them.  My recipe came from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything: The Basics.  Learning how to make a sauce is fun, though I'm not entirely sure I'm doing it right.  The end result was tasty so I suppose I can't be too far off.

Daughter was only moderately impressed - chewy, she said.  She ate all of hers - no seconds, though.

10 comments:

  1. How can anyone not like simply fried Scallops; one of life's true pleasures.

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  2. One fish I have never cooked but I like them. The thing is I have had some over cooked tough and chewy. So I would really have to learn how to cook them.
    One of my favorite places serves them over grits and or you can serve them over creamy polenta. So perfect.

    cheers, parsnip

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Well worth exploring the possibilities with scallops.

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  3. I'm also the only one in my family who really likes scallops. My wife will eat them, but she doesn't prefer them.

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    1. Mussels are the sure thing with my wife. If they’re on the menu, we’ll be ordering them. Recently, we’ve developed a family passion for oysters.

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  4. I enjoy icecream after a feed of scallops

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