Are you predictable when it comes to your restaurant ordering behaviors? No matter how much I like to think I order unique, interesting dishes, it seems my husband has me pegged. He almost always knows, sometimes before I do, what I will choose when he reads through the options. When scallops are on the menu, it’s a no-brainer and yes, I’m totally predictable. There is not much better than a plate of perfectly cooked scallops – they are flavorful and tender, made even better with a light butter sauce.
Recently I enjoyed a meal at one of our favorite local places which featured seared scallops atop a bed of seasonal veggies and bacon. It was amazing. I immediately knew I wanted to try recreating the meal at home. The wonderful thing about this is how well it adapts to whatever produce is available. The restaurant version included fresh butter beans which were an amazing addition, but I couldn’t find any so I left them out. I think a few quartered cherry tomatoes fresh from the garden would also go nicely here. This is a perfect way to make use of end of summer veggies before we’re left with slim pickings a few weeks from now.
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