The progression of thought can be interesting to follow, and I find that often times it leads to food. I was flipping through a J. Crew catalog and admired a pair of scallop hemmed shorts. The scallop on those shorts made me think of my grandmother’s scalloped potatoes, which I remember as a very labor intensive dish, but it made every holiday special. Then I thought about how long it had been since I cooked scallops. Several summers ago my son and I made Grilled Scallops and Nectarines with Corn and Tomato Salad from a Bon Appétit recipe that was delightful, but it was also somewhat time consuming. Looking for an easier recipe, I found Seared Scallops with Tarragon Butter Sauce that looks fast and just as rewarding. Cooking scallops for four can get a bit pricey, so I decided to hold off using that recipe for a special occasion. In the meantime, my craving for scallops was growing. I visited Barley Swine a few weeks ago and loved their scallops with brussel sprouts, roasted peanuts and grapefruit. It was a favorite of the entire table (more on our visit to Barley Swine in a future post). Then I went to Tacodeli for lunch yesterday and what do you think was their special taco of the day? You guessed it—grilled scallops with roasted red and poblano peppers, roasted corn and a garlic lime mojo sauce. It was perfectly cooked, very flavorful and delicious. Scallop craving temporarily abated. (Cathy)
The love of food and how it can bring people together led to the creation of this blog. As a mother of two grown boys, who have left the nest and occasionally return, I noticed a common occurrence-- there is usually someone at home who is hungry.
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