May 12, 2009


Scallops with Broccoli and Garlic

As I mentioned here, my oldest son is graduating from high school. Even though he has been homeschooled, he will have a graduation ceremony with some other homeschooled students at our church. The graduation is this Saturday and we’re gearing up for a huge party at our house afterwards. That means I won’t be blogging much this week, so I decided to combine What’s for Dinner Wednesday and Dianes’ Friday Foodie Fix (this week is garlic).

I love garlic, and I think it goes perfectly with broccoli and scallops. This recipe was very simple. I didn’t make a sauce, but you certainly could.

scallops and broccoli

Bay Scallops with Broccoli and Garlic

I didn’t measure amounts. Just use enough scallops and broccoli for your size family and adjust the other ingredients accordingly.
In a large skillet, heat some olive oil and add the scallops. I used frozen bay scallops which were small so I just used a spatula and stirred them some until cooked through. If using large scallops, cook them on one side, them turn them and cook the other side. Remove the scallops from the pan using a slotted spoon. Pour out any liquid.

Add a little more olive oil and add the broccoli. Stir fry until tender but crisp. Move the broccoli to the edge of the pan and add about 2-3 tablespoons butter in the center. Add the garlic and stir occasionally as it cooks, about 1 minute. Return the scallops to the pan and mix them with the garlic and butter. Stir the broccoli in from the sides of the pan.

I served it over a mix of white rice and red quinoa.

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I've never had scallops. I also need to be more adventerous with quinoa, I didn't like the texture the first time I had it and now I've written it off. Too bad because I know it's very healthy.
My son is done with homeschooling this year, too. He was a preschool dropout. :) I'm late today. I lingered at the barn to groom the horses and then took a 4 mile hike with my son. Glorious sunshine, but storms on the way. Sounds like a great graduation.
I've never tried making scallops at home. I think I'm a little intimidated by them. I have tried them though and they were slightly sweet and rather tasty. So I do like them.

I also haven't tried doing much with quinoa either, I've only made it once. I suppose I should give both a good go.
Mmmmm...I just sent your scallop recipe to a few people. That would be so good with the big ones! Sounds better than my boring chicken stir-fry! Maybe over the weekend!
This sounds yummy! We are suckers for seafood! :)

I love scallops but haven't made them lately...thanks for sharing your recipe!
That sounds really nice. I love a good seafood dish and garlic is such a great food with a lot of nutritional value
Oh, what a delish dish ... I love scallops, broccoli, and garlic! :-)

Congrats on your son's graduation! Such a huge occasion for all.

This dish looks great: simple, fresh and delicious.

Congratulations to your son (and you, too!).
Maybe this is how I'll sneak in broccoli to my husband. Think he'll notice with all of that great garlic and scallops? Thanks for sharing this on Friday Foodie Fix.

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