These are giant scallops that I bought at Costco, several months ago. They're reasonably priced.
Start a pot of water to boiling, and you'll need some pasta-- spaghetti, linguini, angel hair.. whatever you have. I have a weakness for collecting pasta from Trader Joe's. This one looks good! Salt the water and cook according to package directions.
Can you hear it sizzling? Do not touch these for two minutes. Otherwise, bad things will happen!
This shot is out of focus, sorry. It was hard to hold the tongs, when I'm right handed and to focus -- and I forgot to turn on the macro. Still, I wanted to show how I checked after two minutes-- perfect! Now flip them over.
I liked Jaden's tip to flip the scallops over and to move them towards the center. See those brown bits? Flavor! Remove the scallops, and set aside. Time to finish off this dish.
I like to use Sauvignon Blanc or Vermouth for cooking...
This is fast food, my way!
We grow our own basil, so I picked a few fresh leaves-- rolled them up like a cigar, and then sliced them into a chiffonade. Do this at the last minute, as fresh basil will turn dark.
VERDICT: I need to make scallops more often. This recipe would work well with prawns, as well. My husband-- who crinkled his nose at eating scallops-- said they were delicious! He was impressed at how tender these were-- seafood fillet mignon. I had a glass of chilled white wine, and I was very happy.
The printable recipe is at the bottom of this post. The beauty of this dinner is that I can put my feet up and relax. We saved a lot of money by not going out to eat, yet I feel this dish was restaurant quality. Thanks Jaden!
By the way, I bought her debut cookbook, and I look forward to learning how to cook more Asian recipes. Her photos are great!
This is a keeper!