New Cooking Adventures for #SundaySupper

So this weeks theme is all about trying something new. Something we’ve never made before, something we would like to experiment with. So let new cooking adventures consume your Sunday!!! Grab a cup of coffee and dive into new ventures in the kitchen this week! This fabulous event is hosted by The Foodie Army Wife. Thanks for hosting such a daring event Conni!!

Besides once you see what I’ve chosen your going to want to check out my recipe, one because it rocked and two because, well I despise anything fishy. I vowed to never cook anything sea worthy in my kitchen. Like ever. Never. However………I did it. I’m not sure what made me choose a seafood dish, there are plenty of things I have yet to try. Baking a cheesecake for example, or making Polenta, or how about a simple coffee cake, I’ve never made any of those, I’ve never even made a Prime Rib or Beef Tenderloin yet! Gosh the more I write this the more I wonder why I chose a fishy smelly dish!

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SundaySupperOh yes that’s right, my husband. He loves Scallops and I love making him happy. I love making him things he loves. I knew I wouldn’t eat them and I was afraid it would smell up my kitchen, or worse even, my whole house!! AH! However when my mom and I passed the “Fish” department at the local Meat store down the street (our new favorite place since moving) I couldn’t help but grab a package of scallops. Mom promised me that they wouldn’t smell up my whole kitchen. I knew my mother-in-law was coming for dinner this week so I planned it around that and now had 3 people I could feed them too (luckily my sister is on my side when it comes to smelly yucky fish items!). I went on the search for a Scallop recipe that would be easy yet good, how was I to know since I don’t even like them you ask??? I didn’t……I went with my mom’s opinion on baking them in a breadcrumb mixture. Not only a breadcrumb mixture but when I read the recipe and realized the only thing I didn’t have in my kitchen was the actual breadcrumbs, I decided to make my own!! I used a handful of whole wheat saltine crackers and Italian seasoning and popped them right in the food processor and wala……..instant breadcrumbs!!! Yay me!

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Recipe Adapted From: Everyday Gourmet

Baked Spanish Scallops

Baked Spanish Scallops

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 3-4 Appetizer Sized Dishes or 2 Dinner Servings

Serving Size: 5-6 Scallops

Baked Spanish Scallops

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 pounds seas-scallops, rinsed, drained, and dried with paper towel.
  • 3/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup of Parmigiano-Reggiano

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, garlic powder, paprika, parsley, minced garlic. Set aside.
  3. Pour melted butter into oven proof casserole dish or pan. Roll Scallops in butter and arrange them evenly in the dish.
  4. Top each scallop with 1 tbsp. of bread crumb mixture.
  5. Bake in oven until scallops are firm, about 20 minutes.
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They were a hit!! I have no clue, however all three of my taste testers swore up and down that they were delicious and the perfect appetizer dish! I loved that I was able to make my own breadcrumbs in a scramble too! Let’s see what everyone else tried!!!

New Expeditions (Sides, Starters & Staples)

Homemade Corn Tortillas from Pescetarian Journal

Easy Oven Polenta from Shockingly Delicious

Homemade Spiced Flour Tortillas from Chocolate Moosey

Naan from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

Homemade Tofu from Kimchi MOM

Indian Moong Beans from Magnolia Days

Baked Lemon Coconut Risotto from Soni’s Food

Homemade Peanut Butter from Home Cooking Memories

Homemade Ricotta Cheese from Webicurean

Portuguese Chorizo Bread from Family Foodie

Savory mushroom and herb steel cut oat Risotto Foxes Love Lemons

Grilled Asian Snap Peas and Peppers from Neighborfood

 

Grand Quests (Main Dishes)

Traditional Pork Tamales from Gourmet Drizzles

Braised Lamb Brisket with Lemon Oregano Yogurt Sauce from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Rice Burger from The Urban Mrs.

Pan-fried Scallops with Garlic Chili Linguine from Food Lust People Love

Miso-Glazed Salmon from The Foodie Patootie

Penne with Mustard and Chives from My Other City By The Bay

Arepas Rellenas (Stuffed Arepas) from The Wimpy Vegetarian

Spanish Baked Scallops from Momma’s Meals

Black Beans and Cheese Empanadas from Basic N Delicious

Pork Dim Sum from Small Wallet, Big Appetite

Venison Steak Gyros from Curious Cuisiniere

Baked Tilapia with Parmesan Basil Sauce from Growing Up Gabel

Vegetarian Hortobagyi Pancakes from Happy Baking Days

Caribou & Andouille Chili from The Foodie Army Wife

 

Escapades (Sweet Treats & Spirited Companions)

Vegan Chocolate Mousse from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

Zebra Cake from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Multilayer Bars from What Smells So Good?

Rut-Busting Wines For New Cooking Adventures from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows from Vintage Kitchen

Strawberry Raspberry Fruit Leather from Juanita’s Cocina

Making Macarons: FAIL! from girlichef

Macaroons from Noshing With The Nolands

Fresh Strawberry Frozen Yogurt from The Messy Baker

Bircher Muesli from Peanut Butter and Peppers

Hello Kitty Rice Krispies from The Ninja Baker

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from In The Kitchen With KP

Dorie Greenspan’s Orange Almond Tart from Hip Foodie Mom

Ombre Mini Cakes from Daily Dish Recipes

Chocolate Dipped Madeleines from Big Bear’s Wife

Join the #SundaySupper conversation on Twitter on Sunday, April 28th to talk all about our foodie fears! We’ll tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 3:00 pm AKST/7:00 pm EST. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more delicious recipes and food photos.

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