Monday, June 24, 2013

Kitchen Adventures: Golden Scallops with Sun Blush Mash and Greens

Scallops. Ian and I were a little scared of cooking scallops mainly because of Gordon Ramsey. If you have ever watched an episode of Hell's Kitchen, you would know that they only cook two things: Beef Wellington and Scallops. He likes to scream at the contestants that the scallops are burnt, rubbery, uncooked, tough, etc. This made us worried that the scallops wouldn't turn out well. But we were mistaken! :)

Ingredients: Potatoes, Cheddar Cheese, Sun Dried Tomatoes in Oil, Broccolini, Asparagus, Frozen Peas, Olive Oil, Lemon, Smoked Bacon, Scallops, Fresh Sage Leaves
We cooked the scallops really well... lightly golden and cooked through. The potatoes on the other hand... Hrmph. The recipe specifically says do not over-blend the potatoes or they will become gluey. Guess what happened? It was like eating a thick glue paste. Delicious... but sticky. We have started to give our dishes a high five rating. Some dishes, after one bite, have made us high five. A few dishes have made us repeatedly high five. This dish was 3 out of 5. It might be a 4 but our execution brought it down. We will definitely have it again. 441 calories gets you 3 scallops and hopefully non-gluey potatoes with some greens.

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