We love scallops but don’t have them often. They’re a wee bit expensive.
But, as they are also a wee bit rich, one doesn’t need a lot of them for a satisfying dish.
The avocado sauce would work well with grilled shrimp or fish as well.
Or pasta or burgers or….
For the other half of the avocado, simply put it cut side down on a plate and refrigerate. It will keep a day or two just fine.
Grilled Scallops on Avocado Sauce
Total time: 20 minutes
- 10oz (300gr) sea scallops (large scallops)
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 tbs lime juice
- 2 tbs oil
- Avocado Sauce:
- 1/2 avocado
- 3 tbs Greek or plain yogurt
- 2 tbs lime juice
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 3 tbs fresh chives, chopped
- Mix oil, cumin and lime juice.
- Add scallops and stir to coat.
- Avocado Sauce
- Purée avocado, yogurt, lime juice and chicken stock in a blender until smooth.
- Stir in chives.
- Grill scallops over direct heat 3 – 5 minutes per side, just until they are opaque.
- Note: Could also be quickly sautéed in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat for about the same amount of time.
- To serve: Divide Avocado Sauce and spoon onto 2 plates. Arrange scallops on Sauce and serve.
Last night I called mon mari to come upstairs and dispose of the latest spider.
He asked where it was.
I said it was behind the door in the bathroom.
He asked why I was looking behind doors.
I was checking for spiders!!!!!
What did he think I was doing – seeing if the hinges needed oil?
Did he really think I would go into a confined space without doing a thorough spider check first?
How long has this man known me?
Does he know me?
This morning, because I couldn’t help myself, I Googled spiders.
I wanted to know why they wanted to come in my house in the fall.
Turns out they don’t.
Outside spiders don’t want to come in the house.
There’s no food for them in the house and they don’t like the environment.
Spiders don’t feel cold so they’re not looking for a warm place for winter.
Outside spiders want to be outside and inside spiders want to be inside.
So all you do-gooders out there who carefully carry inside spiders outside to ‘free’ them are really being mean….
The question remains – why, every fall, do I (and a lot of other people) start seeing spiders everywhere in the house?
They’re male spiders…… Looking for a little action.
The female spiders stay nicely tucked away, out of sight. The males are looking for them.
In our case, I don’t think these are the typical house spiders – they’re too big. I’m guessing they’re barn spiders who just took a wrong turn.
I don’t really care. I don’t want them in my house.
There was actually a lot more information on the site I found…. But there were also pictures of spiders.
I can’t look at pictures of spiders and it was hard holding up the book to hide the pictures and still be able to read the info…..