Well hello blog, nice to see you again. This definitely has to be the longest hiatus I have had in blog history, and for that I apologize. Sometimes life and work just take up all my time and I slip … Continue reading
Cooking for a lot of people is hard. There are so many preferences that you have to take into account that it can be difficult making something that makes everyone happy. A few weeks ago for Rosh Hashanah I was … Continue reading
I swear that I black out sometimes when I do my grocery shopping. I feel like I get home, unpack the grocery bags and look at what I bough and just think “what the heck?”. I’m usually really good about … Continue reading
Every city has its own unique, and sometimes secretive, food scene. Whether it’s hidden restaurants, secret menus, or exclusive dining that’s only advertised via word of mouth, every city has something different to offer. This past weekend, I was exposed … Continue reading
I don’t often do a follow up post about restaurants that I have been to, but I can’t not write another short post about Cafe Rossetti’s in Winthrop. The small Italian restaurant has quickly become one of my favorites. While … Continue reading
I was very nervous when I moved back to Boston. I hadn’t been an adult in Boston and I had been away for 8 years so I didn’t know what to expect. Luckily, work is great, I’ve made new friends and I absolutely love where I live. Summer weekends have been jam-packed with beach trips and spending as much time outside as possible. After an amazing weekend a few weeks ago, my roommate Shana and our friend Dave, decided to cook dinner and dine on our porch to make the most of a beautiful summer night.
With the three of us working together we came up with a delicious menu: seared scallops with a tomato and corn salad and pea shoot purée.
We got the scallops at the Brighton Fish Company, which is pretty new to the area and has a great selection of fresh fish. Scallops are one of my favorite seafood items and Dave cooked them with just some butter and lemon juice in a pan over medium-high heat to create a nice sear.
Shana made the tomato-corn salad which was made with fresh corn that she boiled and some grape tomatoes cut in half and seasoned with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.
Now the pea shoot puree was a new adventure me. I kind of winged it and looked at a bunch of recipes and then just threw stuff in a food processor. I bought the pea shoots at Trader Joe’s and put them in a food processor with the juice of 1 lemon, 1 clove of garlic, evoo, salt and pepper. As the mixture was pureed and shrunk down I kept adding more pea shoots, olive oil and some fresh basil as well.
This was the most perfect, fresh summer meal to enjoy with friends. Nothing was too heavy and all of the flavors really complimented each other. The pea shoot puree came out really well and added a nice lemony cut to the scallops. The tomato-corn salad also added a nice crunch to each bite of the scallops.
Side note: If you live near the Allston/Brighton area I highly recommend heading over to the Brighton Fish Company for a great, fresh selection of fish.
When I’m having a brain fart and I don’t know what to make for dinner I always start with chicken. There are just so many things you can do with chicken that its the perfect place to start when building … Continue reading