This is our fourth week of the Weekend Blog Showcase and I’m showcasing one of my favourite blogs – Mari’s – Once Upon a Plate. If you are already familiar with Mari’s blog then you already know that her recipes and her photos are spectacular. And if you haven’t found Once Upon A Plate before today, well then you are in for a real treat. Mari has been blogging now for a couple of years so you will have a lot of catching up to do.
I hope you will join Lori of All That Splatters and me in sharing a recipe from one of your favourite blogs. You will find the details on how to participate at the end of this post.
Moe loves scallops but I don’t cook them very often because they are not my favourite. Recently though I tried Mari’s Lemon Seared Scallops on Wonton Crisps using fresh local Qualicum Bay Scallops. So fresh and sweet that even I loved them.
I know that this dish was meant to be an appetizer but we had them as our dinner.
Lemon Seared Scallops on Wonton Crisps
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons olive oil,
or other flavorless vegetable oil
4 scallops, cleaned and trimmed
(The small Bay scallops don’t work well for this recipe)
1 scallion (green onion), thinly sliced or slivered
4 wonton wrappers
vegetable oil for shallow-frying
First make the crispy wontons:
With a 2-inch to 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter, cut each wonton into rounds. Discard trimmings. Heat 1/3-inch of vegetable oil in a pan over high heat. Fry wontons in two batches until golden and crisp. Remove from pan and drain on absorbent paper. Set aside.
When ready to serve ~ Sprinkle a little green onion on each crisp wonton then proceed with searing the scallops:
Sprinkle the scallops with salt and cracked pepper. Over high heat, heat butter and olive oil in a frying pan, add scallops, turn after 20 to 30 seconds and add lemon zest. Allow to cook on second side for another 20 to 30 seconds.
Place one scallop on each prepared wonton; spoon a little of the pan juices over each scallop, garnish with finely grated lemon zest (use your microplane!)
Serve immediately with pre-dinner drinks.
Make a recipe from a blog other than your own and post about it, giving credit to the blog you’ve borrowed the recipe from. Put the Weekend Blog Showcase logo on your post and sign in to Mr. Linky. Now leave a comment and that is all there is to it!