Friday, March 25, 2011

Dinner: Sea Scallops, Tabbouleh, and Sweet Potato Fries

this is going to be a jam packed post of pictures and recipes!! my new roommate (and sorority sistaaaa, holla!) Becca loves to cook as much as i do so i cant take full credit! we worked together to make this AMAZING meal, and while the cooktime was long, the real prep wasn't time consuming at all! :) perfect weeknight or weekend meal!

Seared Sea Scallops (how's that for alliteration!!??)

  • 1 lb jumbo sea scallops (wild caught - always!)
  •  paprika, to taste
  • cayenne pepper, to taste
  • s&p to taste
pat dry fresh scallops with a paper towel to ensure that real crisp outside when cooked.  combine all ingredients in a tupperware bowl (or whatever you have!) heat a skillet pan with a bit (1tbsp will do) of evoo.  once the pan is heated and coated with evoo, place scallops in the pan. cook on each side for about a minute, or until opaque. you dont want to overcook these guys, so pay attention :)

serve immediately. enjoyyyyyy!! :)

(found *via GimmeSomeOven)

  • 1/2 cup bulgur (a.k.a. cracked wheat)
  • 2 cups of water or chicken stock
  • 2-3 cups of curly parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of mint, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of scallions, finely chopped
  • 3-4 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp of olive oil
  • juice of half of one lemon (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
In a large bowl, pour 2 cups of boiling water (or chicken stock) over the bulgur.  Let it sit for 30-60 minutes until softened, and then strain the bulgur through a fine-mesh strainer.
Then combine the prepared bulgur, parsley, mint, scallions, and tomatoes in a large bowl.  Add oil and lemon juice, and stir until well mixed.  Add salt to taste.
Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to one day.

Sweet Potato Fries

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut to desired size
  • evoo
  • paprika, to taste
  • cayenne pepper, to taste
  • s&p, to taste

pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. mix all ingredients in a bowl and place on foiled tray.  add extra cayenne and paprika if desired (we did!). bake for 35 minutes at 425. for the last 5 or so minutes, put the oven on low broil - this gives it a bit of a crisp at the end!


1 comment:

  1. yummm! even though I've never been crazy about scallops, these still look so good! I'll definitely be trying this dinner out for my fam soon so I'll let y'all know how it goes!