Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Recipe o' the Week

This is my kind of recipe, although they took longer than 2 minutes per side. Still, very little work involved—a prerequisite for anything I cook. I keep this up, I'm going to make somebody a good little wi...nevermind.

Sea Scallops
(Recipe courtesy Cat Cora, Show: Kitchen Accomplished; Episode: Young Cook's Kitchen

16 medium diver scallops, cleaned

1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for searing

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon finely chopped thyme

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 cups field greens

In a medium bowl, marinate the scallops with olive oil, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. Let them marinate for 20 minutes.

Heat enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom of a medium saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the scallops. Cook quickly in each side until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove from the heat and place 4 scallops around a mound of greens. Repeat.

[Note: Sea scallops are not cheap, but a good choice if you are cooking for one. And if you are cheap.]


Just12Finish said...

I shouldn't have checked this just b4 going to bed :-(

Allison said...

Looks tasty. I'll have to give this a try!

LBTEPA said...


IHateToast said...

no can do. no eat sea food. and here i am surrounded by an ocean. what a waste. but no, can't do it. looks pretty, though. i'll pretend it's really mozzarella balls.

peter said...

Looks good enough to eat. What, are all triathletes consummate cooks? (dc rainmaker's weekend post). In between working sleeping biking swimming and running there's cooking too?

Vickie said...

Looks yummy! And just my kind of recipe.

David said...

I'll be right over. I'll even tuck you in.

Amanda said...

Omygosh, I love scallops..can't believe I stumbled on to your blog's sign you are a good person. :)

Runner Susan said...

oh yum. looks so good. it's just wrong that eating healthy is so expensive. We need to send hate toast some sardines.

Do I owe you something? I've been dead to the world and will catch up next week.

our little world said...

Wow - that looks fantastic!!

RazZDoodle said...

Always a fan of scallops. This recipe looks great! Thanks for stopping by my blog.