Friday, April 9, 2010

ariel's making ... scallops with mushrooms

when karina and i were in bi-rite last week, i got some scallops too! i love love love love scallops -- they're so flavorful and creamy and all around amazing! i didn't want to do much to them, so i decided to go super simple with just some garlic and mushrooms.

to make these you'll need:

8 scallops
6 organic mushrooms
2 cloves organic garlic, minced
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 organic lemon
1 sprig organic parsley

seafood is rather tricky these days ... our waters are being way over fished and you also have to be really careful about what you eat since our oceans are (sadly) very polluted these days. to learn about what are sustainable options when it comes to seafood ... check out this site.

first i heated the oil in the pan and added the garlic and mushrooms. i sauteed them for about 5 minutes until they were nicely browned. then i removed them and placed my precious scallops on the hot pan. ok -- these babies only need a few minutes! don't over cook them! 2-3 minutes on each side until they're seared -- and they're done! i plated them with the mushrooms and added a little lemon and parsley on top. ta-da!

we were celebrating chef sam finishing a big presentation that afternoon ... and these scallops were perfect for our celebratory feast! and sooo yummy!

happy searing darlings! (remember: only 2 minutes on each side!)



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