Coquilles Saint-Jacques; Santiago de Compostela

Coquilles Saint Jacques

Looking for something a bit fancy and a bit decadent for New Year’s Eve? Coquilles Saint-Jacques perhaps? I love scallops but am not fond of the coral.  Remove it or not as suits you. If you can get scallops in their shells use the shells for a lovely presentation. Be careful not to overcook the scallops … Continue reading…

Coquilles Saint Jacques

Scallops Provençal; The Christmas Truce

Are you familiar with the Christmas Truce? It’s one of those stories we should remember. Read about it after the recipe. Tender scallops, quickly sautéed and finished with a tomato, white wine and tarragon sauce make an easy main course. You can use either the small (bay) scallops or the larger (sea) scallops in this … Continue reading…

Grilled Scallops on Tomato Tarragon Pasta

My herbs have been doing very well all summer – they all seem to thrive in the cooler weather. Everyone is always singing the praises of cilantro and basil…. I’m rather fond of tarragon and lemon thyme as well. There are a lot of wonderful herbs out there people – expand your palates. Use a … Continue reading…

Stir Fried Scallops with Leeks, Chinese New Year

Happy Year of the Horse! Tomorrow is the first day of the Chinese New Year celebration, which lasts until Feb. 17th. I realize that many, if not most, people in the U.S. are giving more thought to the game coming up than celebrating the Year of the Horse but it’s a big event chez nous. … Continue reading…

Shrimp, Scallops, Green Olives and Capers on Basmati

This is a very boring title for a really good shrimp and scallop dish…. Unfortunately, fun creative names for recipes don’t ‘get found’. And it would be a shame if people didn’t find this. I could have called it ‘Sunset over the Mediterranean’. But I’m pretty sure Google wouldn’t have made the match. Butter and … Continue reading…

Scallops with Egg and Ham

I love scallops. They’re expensive (usually), so I rarely buy them. But occasionally, the price and the timing work. These were small scallops…. The decision was what wonderful thing to do with them.  I hadn’t done anything Chinese in awhile…..  I mean, proper Chinese, not my own stir-fries, fried rice, whatever…. Living in Europe I … Continue reading…