Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pan Seared Scallops with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Plum Tomatoes for Mommy and Daddy

So last night I dreamt up this recipe (yes I totally dream about food and I'm not ashamed to admit it!) I've been craving tomatoes like crazy lately, especially roasted tomatoes. There's something about that burst of flavor that you get when you bite into a juicy roasted tomato. I think it's funny that it is totally a normal thing for me to have crazy food cravings now, but I did not have one food craving when I was pregnant (OK except for that time I sent my husband out to Boston Market in the middle of the night because I HAD to have macaroni and cheese and sweet potatoes, he almost got mugged, but he did come through with my food! One of the many reasons I love that man!). I digress, here's the recipe:

What you'll need:
1 lb day boat scallops
10-12 medium to large brussel sprouts cut in half
2 handfuls whole small plum tomatoes
handful pine nuts
1 tblsp italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
Grated parmesan cheese
Olive oil
1-2 tblsp unsalted butter

*Brussel sprouts take 15-20 minutes to roast*
Preheat oven to 365F. Drizzle approx 2 tblsp olive oil in the bottom of a roasting/lasagna pan and set aside. Cut Brussel sprouts in half, and place around olive oiled roasting pan. Season with salt and pepper, and garlic powder. Add pine nuts, tomatoes, sprinkle with italian seasoning, and 3-4 pinches parmesan cheese. Drizzle with olive oil and place in oven. Roast for 15-20 minutes.

Start scallops when there's approx 5 minutes left on the roasted veggies. Rinse scallops and then dry each one with a paper towel, making sure they are completely dry. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tblsp unsalted butter and 1 tblsp olive oil in a large saute pan. Add scallops, make sure they are not touching each other, cook on each side for approx 2 minutes. They should have a crispy golden tinge on the top when they are done. Do not over cook or they will be super rubbery. Put 4-5 scallops on each plate, add roasted veggies and serve. Try getting a roasted tomato and scallop in the same bite, such an amazing flavor! Enjoy :)

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