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Cleansing your mental palate... [Oct. 3rd, 2008|01:32 pm]
terribleturnip
Well, of course, after that last post, I HAD to go out for lunch and get a mushroom bacon swiss burger, didn't I?

Which now sits in my stomach like a cannonball. Luckily I have no trouble digesting cannonballs.

Luckily, last night, dinner was the antithesis of cannonballs:

1 pound of bay scallops
sauteed in olive oil and an a**load of pressed garlic until just barely cooked. Sprinkling of salt.
A tablespoon of butter tossed in at the end. Set aside.

Turn up the heat in the skillet, add more oil and dice four fabulously ripe Roma tomatoes from the farmer's market, toss into the skillet for a quick sear.

Turn off heat, toss in a handful of basil leaves, chiffonade (little ribbon strips). If you have an avocado laying around, as I did last night, dice that and put that in, too. Toss togther, season with salt and pepper.

Add garlicky scallops back in, sprinkle all with a healthy coating of parmesan cheese, whip under the broiler for just long enough to melt parm.

Put over brown basmati rice.

Wish you'd remembered how damn good this was earlier in the season.
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[User Picture]From: ferlonda
2008-10-03 06:21 pm (UTC)
You are an EVIL woman. I love scallops above all other seafood and of course anything with butter, garlic and parmesan cheese is pretty much delicious...

When's the cookbook coming out?
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2008-10-03 06:26 pm (UTC)
That sounds lovely.

I've just discovered scallops as not being the overcooked chewy things I"d had in my youth. They're rather tasty.

This would be nice with shrimp as a substitute maybe?
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[User Picture]From: majorchaos
2008-10-03 07:20 pm (UTC)
can I come over for dinner. I'll bring rum :D
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[User Picture]From: mistressfetch
2008-10-03 07:40 pm (UTC)
Fetch Want! Fetch Want! :-) Seriously..that sounds yummy...it made me tummy rumble!....

Now I must go make the strudel, yah?! :-)
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[User Picture]From: quislet
2008-10-06 12:06 pm (UTC)
Mmmmmmmmm! Light and deceptively simple. Good form!
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