Wednesday, August 15, 2012

COOL SUMMER RECIPES: SCALLOPS DIABLO

Fresh New Jersey Scallops
I've been sharing a series of "Cool Summer Recipes" for hot summer days on Wednesdays in August.  In Ocean City NJ, the weekly Farmer's Market is held on Wednesday (Tabernacle grounds, 6th Street & Asbury Avenue) so that is the perfect day for a meal inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients.

This week's entree is super simple - with just 5 ingredients and a short cooking time, as well.  It has a bit of a spicy kick, but you could make a mild version if you prefer.

Scallops Diablo

2 cups tomatilla salsa (or whatever style you prefer)
1 1/2 cups sour cream
24 ounces fresh NJ scallops

butter
1 lime, cut in wedges

Heat the salsa until warmed through.  Remove from the heat and stir in the sour cream; mix well and set aside.  Then saute the scallops in a little butter until tender and add the sauce to the seafood; simmer for about 30 seconds on low heat. Serve with a lime wedge garnish.

I think I would add a shower of chopped cilantro and serve this with "Jersey Fresh" corn on the cob and sliced tomatoes or cucumber & onion salad.

Light...refreshing...and simple!

INNsider Tip:
Information about Seafood Safety from the FDA, for your information.

Carol & Gus, Innkeepers
Scarborough Inn
an Ocean City NJ Bed and Breakfast

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