Saturday, July 19, 2008

We're Baahhack!

A lot has been going on recently, most excitedly, my boyfriend proposed to me on vacation a few weeks ago!!! So, with wedding planning on the brain and all sorts of other good things, I keep forgetting to write on the good ole blog :(

Anyway, Andrew and I made this quick and easy dinner the other night for the two of us. It has been so hot out we wanted something that wasn't too heavy. We found a recipe in an old Cooking Light cookbook - 5 Ingredient/15 Minute Cookbook and added a few things of our own to make this side into a main course. Wild Diver Scallops have been on super sale at Wegman's for the past few weeks, but of course when we went to buy them, the sale was over! We still used them, because we had our hearts set on them.

In addition, as this is a pasta meal (couscous is pasta!) I have submitted it to Presto Pasta Nights, hosted by Katie of Thyme For Cooking (a really great blog - check it out!).

Couscous Salad with Scallops
yields 4 servings

16 oz package frozen stir fry veggies (some broccoli mix)
1 1/4 cup water
5.6 oz package garlic Couscous
Caesar dressing
1 package fresh spinach
2 oz feta cheese, diced
1 pound diver scallops
olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
lime wedges

1) Combine the veggies, water and couscous flavor packet in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add couscous, stirring well. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
2) Season scallops and sear in olive oil on medium-high heat on both sides until slightly golden brown.
3) Put spinach in bowl, top with couscous and Caesar dressing (to taste), feta and finally scallops. Squeeze lime on scallops. Enjoy!


E said...

Woah! Congratulations on the engagement!

Randi said...

holy crap, a blog post.. thank god one of us did SOMEthing ;) i'll be good soon, i swear.

i too saw (and bought) scallops on sale! they were delicious.. i wish i had had some couscous for them.

can't wait to see you wednesday.

katiez said...

And Best Wishes!!!!!

This is a worthy dish for a celebration... and thanks for sending it on to Presto Pasta Nights!

Anonymous said...

There was a time I couldn't eat scallops. It happened when I was pregnant with you and I couldn't eat them for some twenty years. But lately they've been okay. This sounds great maybe if I can get some scallops I'll try it. Otherwise I'll wait for you to make it! Love You Mom

Kevin said...

Congratulations! That scallop salad looks good!

Psychgrad said...

Congratulations on your engagement!

daphne said...

Came here through Presto pasta! Congratulations on engagement!! Wedding planning is so much fun =)

and what a lovely scallop dish! Nicely char grilled too!

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Susan from Food Blogga said...

Yay! Wedding bells! How exciting. And that's a lovely scallop dish.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, you two!

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