Friday, February 14, 2014

Dim Sum Scallops ~ Happy Valentines Day

Well it's Valentines Day and not that hubby and I actually celebrate it by buying each other lots of gifts and going out for a romantic dinner to declare our love for each other.  Usually I plan a special dinner for all of us.  This year there was only 3 as Alexandria had a sleep over birthday party.  So catering for the three of us I decided on the following menu:
Dim Sum Scallops
          Hot and Sour Steamed Fish with Thai Salad
                    Caramelised Pineapple with Toffee Sesame Icecream
Sounds delish right?
Well the Dim Sum Scallops were....
This is how the story of Valentines Day Evening 2014 went in the House of Murray.  All food prepared and ready to go.  Noel and Oliver have been to work together. Come home via video shop as they hire a movie to watch inbetween courses.  By the time everyone showers, gets sorted, takes Alexandria to her party and relaxes.  Start watching the movie - have the Entree of Dim Sum Scallops.  Watch some more movie and then tiredness sets in. Hubby goes to bed as he is working again tomorrow morning - son and I order pizza as I wasn't cooking all the fish for the two of us.

As I said the Dim Sum Scallops were good.

Dim Sum Scallops
(Recipe adapted from The Essentials Fingerfood Cookbook)
Serves: 4
ProPoints per Serve: 3
500 grams fresh scallops
2 tablespoons teriyaki sacue
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon dry sherry
2 spring onions, finely chopped
2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice
2 teaspoons oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon greated fresh ginger

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Place the scallops in 4 serving dishes.

Place all remaining ingredients in a small jug and mix well.  Divide the mixture amongst serving dishes pouring over the scallops.

Bake in oven for 5 - 10 minutes, or until scallops are tender and white.

(click here for a printable version of this recipe)

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