Scallops With Spinach
Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://www.splendidmarket.com
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Emily Heston
When shopping for scallops, for a sweeter, fresher flavor, we recommend buying them frozen. The scallops in most seafood cases were frozen at sea and thawed, but when? When you buy the scallops frozen, you control the thawing process. Scallops can be put in the refrigerator the day before to thaw. To speed up the process, the scallops can be placed in a colander, in the sink and allowed to thaw (they will thaw in 2-3 hours). Rinse scallops well with cool water and dry thoroughly before preparing.
When finished, stir the chopped parsley into the sauce and prepare to serve. If you wish to plate the dish, do a center circle of spinach with four scallops placed evenly around the circle. Spoon sauce over each scallop.
Heaping spoonfuls of Saffron Risotto, placed in between the scallops and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese look great and round out the meal.