Thursday, October 1, 2009


It's another FOODIE FRIDAY hosted by Gollum at, hope you dropped by to get some great recipes. Have a great day.......

I found this recipe in the latest issue of TRADITIONAL HOME magazine, so I tried it this past Friday, it was a big hit !!!!!. I thought I'd share it for Foodie Friday, especially for those of you that may not get the magazine, but also for those that did see it in their copy of the magazine and wondered about how good it would be. IT IS DELICIOUS.

20 sea scallops (about 2 pounds)

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup finely ground walnuts

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup unsalted butter (1/2 stick)

1 cup chopped shallots

8 ounces cremini mushrooms, thickly sliced (3 cups)

1/2 cup dry white wine

8 ounces fresh baby spinach

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Shaved Parmesan cheese

Lemon slices for garnish

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Pat scallops dry with paper towels; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. In medium bowl, mix together walnuts and flour. Add scallops a few at a time, tossing to coat; shake to remove excess flour.

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in large skillet. Add half the scallops and saute without moving them until browned, about 3 minutes. Turn scallops and cook about 2 minutes more. Transfer to heat-proof platter; keep warm in oven. Saute remaining scallops, adding remaining oil, if necessary, and add to platter. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes more, or until scallops are opaque.

Meanwhile, melt butter in same skillet. (Some brown bits will remain from scallops.) Add shallots and mushrooms. Cook and stir for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Remove skillet from heat. Add wine: return to heat and bring to boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 2 minutes, stirring with wooden spoon to loosen brown bits.

Gradually add spinach to skillet, tossing to wilt each handful before adding more. When all spinach is wilted, season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Serve spinach with scallops and top each serving with Parmesan cheese. Garnish with lemon slices.
ENJOY...........ENJOY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


heartnsoulcooking said...

I really like scallops. THANKS!!! for the GREAT!!! recipe. Was looking at all your blog page and I also love all your roosters. Geri

Really Rainey said...

That looks fantastic... I love scallops! Any way I can get them! Hubby would like this recipe too.. thanks ...
Have a wonderful week end!

~Really Rainey

Mary said...

I love scallops, so this recipe has my name written all over it. It looks and sounds scrumptious. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi D~ ~Great to see you back. Missed you. These scallops look great I've got to make them soon.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Helen said...

Hey there Jersey Girl!

I have been looking at my very first attempts at creating a blog and see that you were there for me, encouraging me .... and I really thank you for that!!!!

jerseygirl211 said...

Hi Helen,

I hope that you are having a great time with your blog. My camera went out to be repaired, so I'm not posting much right now, but I do try to follow the friends I've made here.

Thanks for your visit.


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

This looks delicious. Finding something new to cook is always a challenge for me. Thanks for sharing the recipe darling. Thank you for always coming by and for leaving such kind and generous comments. I'm so fortunate to have met you over this past year and being able to call you "friend." I hope you're having a super Sunday.
hugs ~lynne~

jerseygirl211 said...

Hello Dear Lynne,

I'm lost without my camera, our Clematis and Camellias are blooming like crazy, late for one, early for the other. ???? And I can't even take pictures of them.:(

If you get to try the recipe, I think you'll enjoy it, we did. :) I get so tired of making the same thing over and over, so I'm always on the look-out for something new and interesting.

With the end of the year coming, I'm already praying that next year will be a better one for everyone. There has been so much illness going around, it would be nice to hear of only good things happening. I wish this double for you and your husband.

Stay well my friend, I am blessed for having met you.



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