The Nomad: Scallop Seared with Parsnips and Grapes

Parsnips and scallops are a delicious match. The coolest thing about this recipe from The Nomad Cookbook is the various ways it uses parsnips. I am especially fond of the cooking method and result of the “pressed parsnip planks” (say that ten time real fast!). I will be using that again for sure. Other thanContinue reading “The Nomad: Scallop Seared with Parsnips and Grapes”

Scallops with Butternut Squash Puree and Quinoa

Scallops and sweet winter squash are a perfect combo and this quick dish brings them together in a delicious and beautiful plate of food. It was not a planned fancy dinner or anything. I bought the large scallops because Diana loves them and had the butternut squash on hand at home. Initially I had thoughtContinue reading “Scallops with Butternut Squash Puree and Quinoa”

Scallop Crudo and Citrus

There is a great selection of citrus fruit at this time of the year. For a nice dinner recently, scallops were the main star since they are one of Diana’s favorite seafood items. Since I had a couple more scallops than I needed for the main course (twice cooked scallops, polenta and swiss chard) IContinue reading “Scallop Crudo and Citrus”

Scallops, Meyer Lemon Risotto and Parsley Oil

Most recipes in Thomas Keller’s “Ad Hoc at Home” are simple and the one for scallops is probably one of the shortest, but it uses a technique I probably never would’ve thought about. First the scallops, largest specimens I could find, are brined for about 10 minutes. After a rinse and a pat in paperContinue reading “Scallops, Meyer Lemon Risotto and Parsley Oil”