Seared Scallops with Coconut Rice and Sautéed Kale

First a few lessons learned from the kitchen...

Great food is not that difficult to make. I know the thought of making restaurant style food at home can seem impossible, and a bit intimidating, but it shouldn’t be. Do not let that one time you tried to recreate that incredible meal from your favorite restaurant, but you wound up eating some bizarre flavorless variation of what you set out to make, stop you from enjoying great food.

Have no fear, I am here to help you make great food!

 

Let’s stat with a few tips…

A key to creating great looking meals and even better tasting cuisine begins by using fresh ingredients. The fresher the better! From steaks to seafood, produce to poultry, the fresher the better.

Another tip that I learned early on in my restaurant career is the importance of seasoning. If you are making something with multiple layers season each part individually. That way when everything comes together the flavor with be even more delicious.

OK on to today's recipe (and yes you can make your food look like this picture too!)

 

Ingredients for 6 Servings

Large Sea Scallops @ 5-6 Per Person

Jasmine Rice (2 Cups Uncooked)

Unsweetened Coconut Milk 1 can

1 1/2 C Water

Kale (1 Bunch Fresh)

4-5 Cloves Fresh Garlic

1/2 C Chopped Yellow Onion

Salt/Pepper

2 T Butter

 

Preparation:

Coconut Jasmine Rice (3 Servings per cup)

            Add 1 1/2 C water, 1 Can coconut milk, 1t salt and rice.

            Bring to boil. Cover, simmer until fluffy.

            (Extra addition: I like to mix in some edamame to the finished rice)

 

Scallops  - Sear in hot pan

                (the trick here is 1. Wait until pan is hot 2. Lightly dust scallops with flour 3. Be patient, wait until you see the edges of the scallops getting brown before you attempt to flip them          

                Finish with salt and fresh pepper.

 

Greens – After cleaning greens rough chop and sauté in hot pan with olive oil and minced fresh garlic. As garlic begins to brown add pinch of salt and pat of butter. Toss remove from heat.

 

KEEP IT SIMPLE - KEEP IT FRESH - SEASON AS YOU GO

 

Above Photo by Pinch of Yum.