Seared Scallops with Garlic Brown Butter on Angel Hair

Epic cooking night, ya’ll. I love scallops. I mean, I really love them. Whenever we go to a restaurant that has a scallop dish, I usually order it. They usually serve you like 3 huge sea scallops and the dish is at least $20. I went to Whole Foods today and got 10 scallops for about $19. That may seem like a steep price, and it is, but much cheaper than eating out at a fancy restaurant.

It may seem scary to cook seafood at home. People who I have talked to about it are scared. It is not hard, I promise! I have cooked a lot of seafood on this blog; salmon, tilapia, shrimp, mussels… I think it is about time for more. I present to you my Seared Scallops with Garlic Brown Butter on Angel Hair.

Seared Scallops with Garlic Brown Butter on Angel Hair (serves 2)


1 shallot, chopped
3 large cloves of garlic
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 container of cavatelli (angel hair)
1/2 cup of white wine (I used a lovely Chardonnay)

Boil water with lots of salt.
Heat pan to EXTREME HEAT!!!!
Pat scallops dry and season with salt and pepper.
Put in pasta.
Brown 1/2 stick of butter.
Put in scallops on first side for 2 minutes. Stir pasta.
Turn scallops over and cook for 2 more minute. They should be perfectly seared on both sides. Take them out and put them on a plate.
Add shallots and garlic. Add wine. Mix well and cook down for a minute or so. Add the pasta. Mix well. Plate and add scallops on top. Serve with a side veggie.




Date Night: Umaido- Ramen Restaurant

There are lots of things that make me happy; My kids, husband, pets, wine, cheese, summer, flip flops, lounge chairs, King of Pops Popsicles, – well, the list can go on, really… I am a pretty easy girl to please. One of things on my happy list that always makes me giddy is a good bowl of noodles.

I am aware that there are many types of noodles out there. I am not biased. I nominate all nationalities of noodles for my number one! But there is one noodle who has gotten a bad rap in the past, but has emerged victorious the last few years. Ramen. Ramen makes me happy!

I have lots of awesome memories of eating Ramen from when I stayed at my grandparents house all the way to my vegan college days. Not even the “good” kind of Ramen, like I’m about to show you. It was never really those freeze dried noodles that were the problem. It was those dried “flavor” packets filled with MSG and who knows what else. Really, who knows? I never like to eat things I can never pronounce. Luckily for me, I can pronounce shrimp, squid, and scallops. Oh, and pork belly. Yeah, that is a good one… Well, at least I can pronounce them in English, not so sure about Japanese.



p.s. Don’t be afraid of the shrimp…they are delicious and succulent jewels of the sea!