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Saturday, April 4, 2009

a taste of the caribbean? pacific? keys? who knows

okay i don't normally post my recipes here but i was just so proud of this one. lately i've been craving things like mangoes and pineapple and fish--light tropical food i suppose you could say. so i made this up on the fly tonight and it turned out amazing:

sea scallops, marinated for at least an hour
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
3 tbsp. olive oil (or vegetable, whatever you've got i guess)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 garlic cloves, mashed
1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
juice of two lemons (grate and set aside the zest first)

steamed or boiled jasmine rice

1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 onion, sliced
1 mango, diced
1/2 cup pineapple, diced
1-2 tbsp. chopped ginger
lemon zest

i set aside a little of the marinade before i put the scallops in so i could pour it over the rice later. anyway, mix up the marinade and put as many scallops as you want in. while it marinates, cook the rice. in a heavy skillet (i use cast iron) blacken the onions, peppers, zest and garlic. once these are cooked through add the mango and pineapple and cook until it's warmed all the way through. don't overcook the fruit or it will get unpleasantly mushy.

sear the scallops on a hot frying pan, or broil them for about 4 minutes each side. serve the veggie/fruit mix and scallops over the rice. voila! yummy caribbean/polynesian/whatever meal!

i wish i had pictures but it got wolfed so fast...alas.

1 comment:

foldreformer said...

When scallops go on sale, you can bet on me snatching up a couple lbs., I have a couple recipes now I can't wait to try.