a summer of seafood
This recipe is easy, has minimal ingredients, but lots of flavor. You’ll need olive oil, unsalted butter, a shallot, salt-packed capers, fresh lemon juice and fresh flat leaf parley. Before I cooked my scallops, I seasoned them with salt and pepper prior to dusting them in Wegmans Pan Searing flour. Next it was time to sauté the scallops. Once that was complete, a little butter was added to the pan. Time to add the shallots and capers for a quick 1 minute sauté; then the lemon juice.
To serve, merely pour the sauce over the scallops once they’re on the plate. The scallops were delicious! I love a quick cook recipe, especially one with few ingredients. This a good recipe to keep on hand whether for a weeknight meal or for company.
The other evening, my daughter and her family were here for supper. Both she and I are known to cook a lot of chicken. So in deference to my son-in-law, I prepared a seafood supper. Shop-Rite had on sale this past week, whole lobsters for $7.99/lb. (with a coupon $6.99/lb, limit one). A good start was to prepare lobster rolls. As my granddaughter doesn’t like lobster, she’s almost 2, I picked up Dominick shrimp, 21-25 count, on sale for $15.98 for a two pound bag. I wanted a recipe that would appeal both to her and the rest of us. I did a search for a recipe by Ina Garten and found a wonderful one, Shrimp Skewers. Again, it was a recipe that had minimal ingredients, but lots of flavor. You’ll need fresh parsley and basil, olive oil, dry mustard, salt, pepper, Dijon mustard, fresh lemon juice and 2 pounds of shrimp. I must admit, although I read the ingredient list and the directions, I overlooked the fact that I had to peel the shrimp, yikes! Not to worry, I made it a peel and eat recipe. I also think that keeping the shells on helped prevent the shrimp from over cooking on the grill.
The review, everyone enjoyed the dish! The addition of the parsley and basil gave the shrimp wonderful flavor. The lemon juice a touch of acidity to make the shrimp zing! Despite the fact that we had to peel the shrimp, it didn’t deter this group licking their fingers!
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A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.