Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Scallopy Goodness

I’m on a roll, posting 3 nights in a row
While surfing blogland a week or so ago I came across this recipe on Carrots 'N' Cake.  I have to admit it sounded like a bit of an odd combination to me, but I thought I would give it a try.  I am not a huge seafood fan, (yes I know it’s almost unthinkable for a Maritimer to not be a seafood fan), so I am always looking for recipes that will make seafood more appealing to me.   So Seared Scallops with White Beans it was.
I have to say I was very please with this combo.  The scallops were buttery, flavorful and not “fishy” tasting.  All of the flavors combined perfectly and it was filling. 
I was pretty sure the boy would not like this mostly because of the spinach and the fact that it isn’t your typical meat and potatoes kinda meal.  I warned him before he came home that we were having something different.  I was shocked…. he loved it!!  This meal will definitely be making another appearance soon.
I have discovered so many great recipe ideas, food combinations etc. since I started reading blogs.  There are so many great ideas,  out there, I just wish I had all the time in the world to try them all.  Hmmm would that be a good enough excuse to quit  my job and stay home, probably not.  I have tried so many new things I never would have tried if I hadn’t read everyone’s opinions / suggestions first.
One super popular item is Pom Wonderful.  I have tried this a few times but find the flavor too strong for me.  So I mixed it with water and that was ok but not what I was looking for.  I thought it would be good mixed with some Sprite but I don’t like pop.  So while cruising the aisles of the Superstore I found Presidents Choice Lemon Flavored Carbonated Water.  This was the perfect combination and with a little Vodka would make a great cocktail.  Now if only POM would go on sale more  often I’d be all set.
Have you tried things you never thought you would try after reading about them on other blogs? 
That’s all I have for you tonight


Anonymous said...

Is this the recipe you sent me on Twitter? It looks fab!

I have tried SO many new foods b/c of blogs. ;)

NSGIRL said...

I tried that carbonated water stuff & didn't like it at all!!!! It's right up there with tofu!! Well...maybe not that bad!