Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spiced Sea Scallops & Shrimp Gyoza

Last night was a great experience in my lab (the kitchen). I initially wanted a rice noodle soup with viggies and gyozas (thai dumplings). That obviously changed. Instead, I took some sea scallops I had from Wholefoods and sliced them in half giving me about 8 scallops (I had 4 scallops to start with). I rubbed them with an indian spice mixture for fish (*Shan Fish Seasoning) and some extra virgin olive oil and allowed them to sit while I made everything else.

I then started on the spinach sauce which consist of Organic frozen spinach(wholefood 365 Brand) that were blanched in about 1/2 cup of water. I added the spinach and liquid to the blender with 2 chopped onions, 2 tablespoons of minced garlic, ground cardamom, Shans Curry Dal seasoning, non-dairy cream cheese (Tofutti Brand), coconut milk (1 can), kosher salt to taste and a pinch of REAL cayenne pepper. Blend for a few seconds and - BAM!

Once the sauce was done, I fried the shrimp gyoza's from Trader Joes (which is one of my absolute favorite thing to eat, seriously). Once they were almost done, I then started to heat up my pan and added a little olive oil and seared the scallops to get a nice color without overcooking, and Viola! A beautiful dinner and tasty sauce.

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