Sunday, August 7, 2011

~~~On The Menu Monday~~~

Good Sunday evening! I am so happy to join Yvonne of Stone Gable for her new party, On The Menu Monday! It is a wonderfuk party FULL of great recipes!!! Head on over there for some great inspiration!!! Tonight we had a DELICIOUS dinner. After working in the yard in this HEAT and HUMIDITY it was wonderful to enjoy a good dinner with a good glass of wine. (After we both took showers:):):) I set the table very casually, we were both TIRED from working, plus I had hit my head and it BLED, alot!  I will share the recipe at the end of this post. If you like scallops, you will love this!
 The candle is lit! And the wine is chilled.
 Some beautiful garden tomatoes from a local farm stand.

 The scallops are being seared....
 MMMMNNNN, wish we had smell on the computer:)
 Added the spinach, balsamic and bacon!!!!!
 All wilted down and ready to EAT!!!!
 It was delicious!
Here is the recipe for you to try! BTW, Yvonne's blog is:
    • 3 slices lean bacon
    • 1 lb sea scallops
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
    • 10 ounces fresh spinach
    • 1 tablespoon dry white wine
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1.        In a large skillet cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pan and drain well on paper towels. Remove all but 1 tablespoon drippings from skillet.
2.        Rinse scallops and pat dry. Combine flour and cajun seasoning; add scallops and toss to coat.
3.        Cook scallops in hot drippings in skillet about 6 minutes or until browned, turning once.
4.        Remove scallops from skillet. Deglaze skillet with white wine.
5.        Add spinach to liquid in skillet. Cover and cook over medium-high heat for 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Add vinegar and toss to coat evenly.
6.        Return scallops to skillet and heat through. Crumble bacon and sprinkle over scallops.
            Forget the flour, just season the scallops with salt, and Cajun seasoning. Sear the scallops in a mixture of Olive oil and butter. When done (about 2-3 minutes per side), deglaze the pan with dry white wine (about ¼ cup)
and add the spinach. Follow instructions above from here.   I hope you will enjoy this recipe! Thanks for stopping by!!!! XO, Pinky


  1. Pinky,
    This looks yummy!!! Those tomatoes remind me of the ones my Dad grew when I was a child! Hope your head is better!

  2. Hi Pinky! Oh, when I see scallops I always think of my daughter - she loves them! Now I'll just eat those juicy looking tomatoes! :)
    You come on over and check out the Roos and Chicks!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Boy oh boy does that look yummy. Those tomatoes look so juicy too.

  4. Scallops, bacon & spinach~ what a yummy combination! You have more stamina than me if you can work outside in the heat & humidity! Thanks so much for your sweet comments~ hope your head is better :-)

  5. Pinky, I love scallops and who doesn't like bacon. Add in the healthy element of spinach and this sounds like a perfect dish. Can't wait to try this one.

    Your table looks inviting, too.

  6. Looks soo nice and taste,yummy!!!
    Have a great week dear, kisses:)

  7. Hi lovely lady.
    This looks so Yummy Pinky!!
    Thanks so much can't wait to try it out~~ Thanks for sharing your recipes!!!! I hope you have a great week...
    XXOO Diane

  8. What a lovely idea for scallops...this looks great and thank you for sharing.

  9. Looks incredibly delish. Wow! What tomatoes! So envious you found them but glad you did. :)

  10. Hi Pinky,
    This looks so good, I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  11. Pinky, This recipe is a must try! I just bought large scallops on sale and stuck them in the freezer for a dinner. I'll be using this wonderful recipe!
    What on earth happened to you? I hope you are okay!!!! Keep well!!!
    Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY with this great recipe I'm sure everyone will love!


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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