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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Tomato Scallops with Mint and CousCous



Whenever I think of scallops my mind instantly goes to episodes of Hell's Kitchen. I never understood how someone could go on a cooking show to get their own restaurant, yet not having a clue of how to cook a scallop?? Even I can make them...go figure! Here is a delicious recipe I made tonight, that anyone can easily make.


Ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound of scallops
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 cups of diced cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon of fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup of dry white wine
Directions:


First chop the scallops, mint, and cherry tomatoes.


Heat 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a pan, and then add the scallops.




 Cook the scallops for 5-10 minutes on each side before transferring to a plate.

Then add the remaining 1 Tablespoon of olive oil to pan. Add shallots, tomatoes, and mint.


Cook for 3-5 minutes before adding wine.


After adding the wine, cook for about 1 minute. Then add the shallots into the pan with the tomatoes, and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes.


Serve over a bed of fresh couscous. Enjoy!

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