Wish Upon A Dish: February 2010

February 1, 2010

Scallops in a Citrus Sauce with Quinoa

My recipe was an adaptation of a Food Network Magazine recipe.

* Juice of 1 small mandarin orange can (juice only)
* 1 tsp ground coriander
* 1 tbls apple cider vinegar
* 1 tsp Ponzu Sauce (substitute: a splash of soy, lemon & rice wine)
* 1 tbls of white wine
* 1 tbls unsalted butter
Salt & Pepper to taste

Spray non-stick pan with butter flavored PAM.
Saute scallops. Remove.
In same pan pour in sauce mix minus the butter and reduce until halved, about 7 mins.
Add butter and swirl till incorporated.
Add any juices from removed scallops and plate scallops, spoon sauce over and serve.

Couldn't be easier than that.

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Ricotta Corn Cakes

This is the first recipe of my new blog.

I am not sure why I choose this recipe, but it was an easy one to test the waters, so to speak. Enjoy!

Ricotta Corn Cakes
* 2 cups Ricotta
* 1 cup finely chopped green onions
* 2 tbls sugar
* 1 1/2 tsp salt
* 2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
* 3 large eggs
* 2/3 cups yellow cornmeal
* 1/3 cup AP flour
* 2 tbls Olive Oil

Mix ricotta, onions, sugar, salt & pepper. Process corn and eggs until pureed. Add to ricotta mixture. Add cornmeal and flour to bowl.

Heat olive oil in non-stick skillet, spoon a heaping tablespoon mixture into saute pan and fry on both sides until Golden brown on both sides.

I would probably make these large and cook them in my waffle iron next time. A topping of turkey chili, a dollop of lite sour cream and a spoonful of salsa. Great dinner on a cold night.