Monday, August 10, 2015

A Natural: Scallops and Mushrooms
{Prepared in my electric skillet!}

You can tell when we’ve reached our allotted data with our Mi-Fi as our Internet usage comes to an abrupt halt. My postings slow down dramatically.

It’s an extra $10 per gig if we go over and believe me, that can add up quickly. Last week I called a few cable delivery companies and see if the World Wide Web can be accessed on our rural road. We aren’t interested in television feed, just the connection with the Internet. This would reduce the trips to Starbucks to surf the net :-) Alas, they do not service our area. Oh well, guess we'll stick with the MiFi.


In other news, I received my first electric skillet last week. I love this little kitchen appliance! It helps keep the heat down in the kitchen and adds an extra burner since I only have one large burner on our stove. This is a meal we will have again - scallops, a favorite here.

Here is how you prepare this scallop dish.


1 pound sea scallops
1 TB olive oil
1 TB butter
¾ cup sliced mushrooms
¼ cup chopped green onions / scallions
¼ cup minced onions
3 cloves minced garlic
Salt and pepper
½ cup marsala


Heat oil and butter in skillet. Add mushrooms, green onions, onions and garlic and cook until mushrooms are tender. Toss some salt and pepper in there too.


Now add scallops and Marsala, turning heat to high until Marsala is reduced to almost half. When finished the scallops will have a glossy glaze on them, slightly browned.


This went so very well with a new wine we tried, Dogajolo, which I featured on Wine Wednesday.


I hope to share more skillet type recipes with you soon. If you have any you want to pass along, I'm listening!



Joanne said...

I just posted a skillet recipe also!! Great minds. :)

Debbie said...

I need to use my electric skillet more! I only use it a couple times a year. The scallops look great!

Trish said...

Looks really delicious!! I'm too intimidated to cook scallops (and the only one in my family who enjoys them). My mom has an electric skillet and loves it.

Tina said...

The skillet is great, I am loving it. Wish I'd bought one years ago.

Trish - you can come to our house and eat scallops :-)

Debra Eliotseats said...

I have never owned an electric skillet but we are still using an electric griddle from The Hubs bachelor days, broken handle and all. Those scallops look utterly delicious, Tina.

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