Yet again my girl Jenny from Dinner, A Love Story has been a true inspiration for an amazing dinner!! Jack was with his cousins tonight so I thought I would make the Hubs and I a special dinner. I whipped into Dockside Seafood and saw these beautiful scallops! I remembered reading about a scallop dish with a bacon and corn hash and that was where I began!!
I had 2 ears of silver queen corn in my fridge along with some fresh spinach, grape tomatoes, Vidalia onions and of course BACON!
8 large scallops, rinsed and dried
2 slices bacon, cooked set to side (drippings used to cook in)
1/2 Vidalia onion, chopped
2 ears of corn, cut off the ear
2 handfuls, (about 1/2 pint) grape tomatoes
1 large handful fresh spinach
juice of one lemon
big splash (1/4 cup or so) white wine
So here is where I got crafty! I grabbed my iron skillet and fried up 2 pieces of bacon. Set the bacon aside and added a pat of butter, seared the big ole scallops on all sides about 2 mins on each side as these were large scallops. While they were searing I cut the corn off the ears, diced 1/2 of onion, cut tomatoes in half. Remove scallops from skillet cover with foil. Add corn and onion, sauté about 3 mins add tomatoes and splash of white wine and lemon juice, swirl around and get all the yummy goodness from the pan add spinach allow to wilt about 2 mins add scallops back to pan and then serve up, no joke 20 minute meal. Delish!!
Ta ta for now- Bird