Well, not me for once!! Although, I am currently enrolled in the school of life. Ha, yes I admit that is super cheesy. But for reals, I love and live to learn. But that is another story for another day. Has nothing to do with the fact that I wrote this post on my phone, and apparently did not save it correctly, then had to rewrite whole thing. I have now learned the correct way to save a draft. I am now trying to recreate what I wrote earlier. Hopefully, the spark is still there…
Anyways, onto Spicy Lime Scallops yum! And, conveniently the colors of summer. A refreshing end of summer dinner with a spicy twist brought to you my handsome chief. Here is the low down on this bad boy: low fat but high protein from the scallops, oh so good! And carbs from rice, peas and corn. A little starchy from the corn and peas, but well worth it from the nutrients you get from both. Even though those peas are little guys, they actually bring a lot to the table (oh man it’s one of those days – another one). You will get some vitamin Bs, Iron, lil protein, potassium, fiber and vitamin c and k whew! Ok, that’s a lot of talk let’s bring out the goods:
16 large scallops
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 Tsp crushed garlic
1 tsp fresh ginger root
1 bunch of scallions, thinly sliced
finely grated rind of 1 lime
1 small fresh red chile, deseeded and very finely chopped
3 Tbsp lime juice
Steamed corn and peas
1. Wash and dry scallops, slice in half.
2. Heat oil in skillet or wok. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 1 minute without browning. Add the scallions and keep it going for 1 minute.
3. Add the scallops and stir-fry over high heat for 4-5 minutes. Stir in the lime rind, chile and lime juice and cook for a further minute.
4. Scoop some rice, peas and corn onto your plate. Add scallops with juices.
One change I would make with this would be to use Brown rice instead of white, but hey its about moderation right?? And we did get some fiber from the peas and corn….
A solid 8.5 by both parties.
We enjoyed a little MJ- yes that’s right I said it. Micheal Jackson was in the house with his greatest hits. Sometimes you have to live it up with a little Thriller!