I used to be afraid to cook scallops, until I recently saw how easy it is. Try this! Buy 8 large scallops for a dinner for two. Rinse and dry the scallops, then season with salt and pepper. Heat a couple of tbsp of oil in skillet on medium-high heat and gently place the scallops in a circle in the hot oil. Don't touch them and don't crowd them (they're sensitive). Cook for two minutes (oh yeah, that's right-they're FAST!) on each side. At the last minute, I poured 3 tbsp of barbecue sauce on mine-we Tennesseans don't mess around, here. For our dinner, I served them alongside jasmine rice and steamed green beans. YUM! The sweet jasmine rice complemented the salty scallops nicely.
So, don't be afraid of scallops-they're easy but fancy.
Here's some photos for the grandparents. Sorry these are blurry, but my camera battery was low.
playdate with sullivan