I decided to give mon mari (et moi) a break from our usual Friday night Salmon.
Grilled Scallops with Caper Remoulade seemed an excellent alternative.
We went to the frozen food store.
I can buy fresh scallops…. But they tend to be expensive and they always have the coral.
I don’t really like the coral and see no reason to pay for it.
The frozen scallops are just as good, are slightly cheaper.
They don’t have the coral…. Which makes them slightly more cheaper.
Besides, the frozen food store is fun!
Scallops cook quickly on the barbecue. You can use a grill pan or mat to cook them on, but, for easy handling, skewers work well.
Be careful not to over cook the scallops or they can be tough
Grilled Scallops with Caper Remoulade
Total time: 15 minutes
- 12oz (360gr) sea scallops (large scallops)
- 1/4 tsp celery salt
- 1 tsp paprika, hot or sweet
- 1 tbs sherry vinegar
- 1 tbs olive oil
- skewers if scallops are small – makes it easier to grill
- Caper Remoulade:
- 3 tbs mayonnaise
- 3 tbs Greek yogurt
- 2 tbs prepared horseradish
- 2 tbs ketchup
- 3 tbs capers
- 1 tsp paprika
- If using wooden skewers soak in water for a few minutes.
- Mix oil, and vinegar, add scallops and stir to coat.
- Thread onto skewers, if using.
- Sprinkle with salt and paprika.
- Grill over direct heat 3 – 5 minutes per side, until they are opaque.
- Remove and serve with Caper Remoulade.
- Caper Remoulade:
- Combine all ingredients and stir well.
I love my potager.
I love all the wonderful tomatoes and zucchini and green beans and chard.
It feels so good to go out and ‘pick dinner’ every day.
By this time in the season I start craving cauliflower or broccoli or carrots or almost anything that I don’t have to harvest myself.
I start longing for the days when I can open the fridge, take out the appropriate amount of a vegetables and prepare it for dinner.
When I came in from the garden tonight I had enough beans, zucchini, tomatoes and chard to feed the entire village.
Not enough in total, enough of each.
Now I have to do something with it.
I actually looked into donating it to a food shop…. Ironically, they want larger quantities.
I’ll make soup.
It’s a good thing we like vegetables…..
If you want nutrition information, try this site: Calorie Count