Tag: scallops

XO Scallop Sliders

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About a year ago, while in Prince Edward Island, I enjoyed a very nice appetizer dish of Scallops with XO Sauce at the Claddagh Oyster House. At first, I thought putting the two together would a little overly rich but they turned out to be wonderful and so I put together the following little appetizer inspired by that pairing… Continue reading “XO Scallop Sliders”

Scallops with Snow Peas and Black Fungus

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My wife and I purchased a big box of some lovely frozen scallops over the Christmas holidays. They are very large indeed (and we have only eaten a few so far) so I thought I might use some in a fairly simple but tasty stir-fry dish using snow-peas and a bit of the Chinese Black Fungus I featured in a Foodstuffs post not long ago. The dish I came up with is generally Chinese in spirit but I departed from traditional methods and briefly grilled the scallops before adding them to the wok… Continue reading “Scallops with Snow Peas and Black Fungus”

Cioppino

Thanksgiving (the Canadian edition) will have come and gone by the time this gets posted but, this year, I decided to forego the rack of lamb we usually have and make a Cioppino. For those unfamiliar with the dish, this is an Italian-American seafood stew (or soup, if you prefer) created in San Franciso in the 1800’s. It combines shellfish and sometimes (but not always) fish in a rich broth containing wine and tomatoes. Regular readers of my blog may recall the review I did of the Fish Market Restaurant in Ottawa where I had a dish that they called Bouillabaisse which, while very good, was really much more of a Cioppino. I have had a hankering to cook the dish ever since then and (some months later) I finally managed to get around to it… Continue reading “Cioppino”