Thursday, September 20, 2012

Scallops, Tomatoes, and Garlic Bread - a family cooks together

Scallops, Tomatoes, and Garlic Bread

It's great having the family in the kitchen. We all work and eat together. I guess that is why we are always happy and in love.
I had Kierann pick the tomatoes. Red, sweet yellow, and green tomatoes from our backyard garden.
My wife helped prepare the scallops and I toasted the bread on the barbecue.
Gee I had it easy this time. It took about  10 minutes to prep the meal and 10 minutes to cook everything.
It took Kierann about 3 minutes to pick the tomatoes.
She gets so excited to pick strawberries, tomatoes, or peppers.

Scallops, Tomatoes, and Garlic Bread

8 medium size scallops
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 loaf of rustic bread
2 Tbsp. of balsamic oil
1 dozen tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic minced

Rinse scallops with water and dry (dab) the scallops with a paper towel.
Brushed them lightly with  a little oil and lightly season both sides
with salt and pepper.
Set aside.

A rustic baguette. Sour dough or french bread.
Slice the bread lengthwise.
Spread the loaves with the minced garlic. Or if you have whole clove
of garlic, rub each loaf with a clove of garlic.
Lightly drizzle each loaf with oil.

Halve the tomatoes.
Place the tomatoes in a bowl.
Add the balsamic oil and toss.

Onto the barbie...(barbecue.)
You can steam the scallops on tin foil.
Place the scallops on the fowl.
Place on the barbecue and steam 2 minutes per side.
To caramelize the scallops, place in a metal pan
or directly on the barbecue 1 minute per side until lightly charred.
Place the bread directly on the barbecue until browned and crusty.
Place the tomatoes in a pan and cook until they pop and blister.

Quick and easy.
Most of all, the whole family was involved.
Only Kierann didn't eat the scallops.
She hates fish.
More for mom and dad.
Try prying the bread from her hands.
Good luck. She loves bread.

We all love to eat.
And cook together.




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