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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Good Cop ~ Scallops/Shrimp Dinner ~ Lemon Cream Pie Day


Good 45ยบ POURING RAIN morning! Don't know when it started, but so far we have 1/2" !

Brian is doing better, sore throat gone. Kristen is back to work. YEAH!!!
Here is a great cop story....
Thought this cute... it's my desktop picture now  ...

Yesterday I made cards, vacuumed, dusted, dishes, and some laundry. The harsh reality of this kind of excitement is just boundless!
Dinner was scallops. One of my all time favorite recipes from Rachael Ray from about 15 years ago.....
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or just plain olive oil!
1 shallot, chopped
2 (14 ounce) cans quartered artichoke hearts in water, drained (for me I use just one can) (last night I used artichoke hearts in oil)
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup parsley leaves, chopped (didn't have any)
2 tablespoons capers, drained I use 1 T! or too salty.....
16 sea scallops (I used a package of scallops and a handful of shrimp)
1/2 cup dry vermouth NOW...
she used vermouth, but I prefer lemon juice! Mmmm....
1-2 pats butter

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 turns of the pan of olive oil, about 2 tablespoons and the chopped shallots to the pan. Cook shallots in oil a minute or so, add artichoke hearts and toss to heat through. Season artichokes with salt and pepper and combine with parsley and capers. I also added chopped tomato! (because I LOVE tomato) Transfer artichokes to a serving dish.

Wipe out pan and return to the heat, raising heat a bit. Season drained and trimmed scallops with salt and pepper. Add 1 turn of olive oil to the very hot pan and immediately place the scallops in the pan. Sear the scallops in a single layer, causing them to caramelize, 2 minutes on each side. Add (vermouth) lemon juice to the pan and (cook out the alcohol) add a pat of butter, 1 to 2 minutes. Arrange the scallops in vermouth over top of the artichokes and serve.(the lemon juice and butter make it creamy and since it's seafood the lemon boost flavor) I served it over the Mexican Infused rice. OMGOOOOOOD!!!!

Historically this date..
1877Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
1929 – U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole.
1990Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council passes two resolutions to restore international peace and security if Iraq did not withdraw its forces from Kuwait and free all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.
And births this date include...
1896Yakima Canutt, American actor and stuntman (d. 1986)
Interesting how he got his name, it sounds American Indian, not.
1927Vin Scully, American baseball announcer
1955 – Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 29th.
National Lemon Cream Pie Day
...and it's also Chocolates Day!
What to do??? What to do??? Make a lemon cream pie??? or eat a box of chocolates???? Sigh......................