Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Foodie Gals Visit And Rosie Sears Scallops For Dinner.

The Hawthornes recently had landlocked friends,
the Foodie Gals of Foodies Untie blogdom, 
visiting with us,
so for every meal,
 I offered some kind of seafood.
Dinner this night was seared scallops
on a bed of mixed greens
with sautéed sesame snow peas.

Out on my deck,
I have planters filled with mixed greens and micro-greens and ...

... assorted basils and ...
... dill and scallions.

When you have planters on your deck,
you're more inclined to use what you have growing, 
especially if you're too lazy to walk down a flight of steps
to your garden and pick stuff.

First I rinsed off my greens, dried them, and plated them.

Next I heated my skillet over medium high heat
and threw in a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of oil.
Butter is for flavor;
oil is to raise the smoke point so the butter doesn't burn.
About two minutes each side.

Give it some white wine lovin'.

Some lemon love.
And set aside.

Heat up another skillet.
Add butter, let it bubble, and add in snow peas.

Drizzle in some sesame oil.
Not a lot.  
Maybe 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon.

Sprinkle on some sesame seeds.
Freshly ground salt and pepper to taste.

I added the snow peas to the greens then ...

... put my seared scallops on the nest of greenery.

Sometimes I like to initial my dishes.

I like to think this was well-received by our guests.

Scallops are so good.


Marilyn said...

Oh, it was very well received, Rosie. We absolutely loved them. Absolutely!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

I absolutely thank you! Absolutely!!

Kathy said...

Hi Mar!!!