Does anyone have the cure for jet lag? As we get older it seems to keep a hold on us longer and longer. It didn’t help we came back to dreary rain. Good for the garden, not so good at getting us going! I do hope it means our garden will do better than it did last year. Last year was a very dusty growing season.
Being back in the UK was wonderful, we had incredible weather and did loads of walking. We had to walk off all the lovely meals my mother-in-law cooked up! Of course we like giving her a break from cooking, she runs a B & B so she welcomes the break! Last year we did a curry night as my father-in-law is a big fan but my MIL isn’t so this time round we did a tapas night. Which I love doing! So off we went to the shops to get ingredients.
Aside from the usual dishes that are easy to throw together I found some scallops on the shell, which is near impossible to get stateside, never mind getting scallops with the coral still attached. So I couldn’t pass this up.
Heat up the broiler/griller to medium. Season the scallops with sea salt and pepper, thyme, olive oil, and rosé wine. I had some of the wine from our France trip and while it turns out it’s not a favourite of mine I knew it would work well with this dish.
Broil/grill until the scallops are cooked. Be careful not to overcook the scallops, you still want it tender. This will only take a couple of minutes.
Serve on the shell. This is a fun and quick dish to make, I just wish I could get this round here! It was a great night with good food, good company, and good wine.
Love tapas nights. You can make some really tasty dishes for it. Love your scallop recipe. Long ago you could buy scallops in the shell with coral but I haven’t seen them in a long time. Not even down here on the Gulf.
Hope you have a good garden this year.
It’s a shame it’s so difficult find the scallops over here. We seem to have gotten away from how food is supposed to look. Now a lot of stuff is over packaged and processed. Shame.
Just gorgeous! My husband is the picky one. When I have company sometimes I make something specifically with his pickiness in mind. Sometimes I don’t, because he’s outnumbered!
When we have company I usually add a seafood dish. Because then there is a good read to do more than one dish!