Ok, so I have an exam tomorrow and in preparation for the exam I decided I would waste a bunch of time and make some sort of elaborate meal for myself.
Turns out it only took an hour, but still.
I had gotten some frozen bay scallops a couple of weeks ago from TJ’s, so I decided tonight was the night. I thawed half of the bag and attempted to sear them (only to realize some weren’t thoroughly thawed, and once there’s water all up in the pan, bye-bye to searing). Whatevs. I cooked them, then took them out of the pan, threw in some garlic, a teeny bit of olive oil, and white wine to deglaze and let that cook for a bit. Meanwhile, I had some bacon slowly rendering on the back burner, so I tossed in some thawed frozen brussels sprouts to get them tasty and browned. I needed to add oil to that too (bacon was too lean, who would’ve thought??) and then I threw in a bunch of thawed frozen spinach. It was a clean-the-freezer night for Lori, I guess. Anyway. To finish the scallops’ sauce, I added some balsamic vinegar, chopped green onion, and pomegranate arils.
I served the scallops over angel hair pasta, and the sprouts ‘n’ spinach on the side. Pretty good, though I will never buy this kind of wine again, whatever it is.
Previous dinner posts from Lori
- Eggs and garlic toast - August 8th, 2011
- Taco Salad & Ice Cream - July 24th, 2011
- Lemon shrimp pasta - July 10th, 2011
- Chicken & Veg - July 6th, 2011
- Eggs - July 1st, 2011