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Pan Fried Sea Scallops
BillLawrenceOnline.Com ^ | 3-11-11

Posted on 03/11/2011 3:41:54 PM PST by Tribune7

It's the Lenten season and time to have a few meatless dishes; Here's a good one.

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TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: cookery; food; recipes

1 posted on 03/11/2011 3:41:55 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: Tribune7

I never quite understood how seafood could be considered vegetables. :)


2 posted on 03/11/2011 3:46:12 PM PST by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the first dumbass Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: Tribune7

He’s kidding about the popcorn turkey, right?


3 posted on 03/11/2011 3:48:42 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Tribune7

Properly pan frying scallops is an art form. Trying to put up a ‘recipe’ for people to follow for such a thing is probably going to result in a folks trying it, failing, and then blaming you for it.


4 posted on 03/11/2011 3:50:37 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Tribune7

Yum! I look forward to fish fries and pasta dinners this Lenten season.


5 posted on 03/11/2011 3:55:25 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Tribune7

Sooner or later the Church will have to change lenten fast ruling. Meat has become cheaper than fish. Fish has become a luxury item.


6 posted on 03/11/2011 3:55:34 PM PST by 353FMG (Liberalism = Communism under the guise of compassion.)
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To: Tribune7

To think our Lord thinks you are honoring him by phony “fasting” is unbelievable.....


7 posted on 03/11/2011 3:55:54 PM PST by macquire
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To: perfect_rovian_storm; Tribune7
You are right-—Monk Epifanios taught me the best way—— which is to heat the olive oil until it is just smoking and then adding the seafood in this case scallops.

Then immediately turn heat down by half to medium.

The lemon (real - not the reconstituted stuff) goes on right before it is done cooking...does not take long.

I would add that dusting the scallops with a hint of flour helps protect them...and thickens the lemon sauce a bit.

8 posted on 03/11/2011 3:56:09 PM PST by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: Tribune7

Jesus would probably say: “You know, we would rather you helped people than shun a few meat calories. This fasting stuff really means nothing to my Father you know.”


9 posted on 03/11/2011 3:57:53 PM PST by macquire
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To: Tribune7
You forgot the bacon

I'm Protestant :>)

10 posted on 03/11/2011 3:59:06 PM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: macquire

You may not know about the traditions of the Christian Faith...

http://www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org/articles/liturgics/savich_meaning_of_fasting.htm

Fasting in the New Testament was introduced by our Lord Jesus Christ Who gave us a great example of fasting.

http://www.abbamoses.com/fasting.html


11 posted on 03/11/2011 4:00:19 PM PST by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: libertarian27

lol


12 posted on 03/11/2011 4:01:43 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Tribune7

We’re having our once a year during Lent Long John Silver’s meal. I can only handle the grease once a year. I can’t wait! :0) Other than that, we never eat meat on Friday. I like to serve meatless soups and pastas. Keeps my grocery bill down a bit, too, by not serving meat with every meal. It’s truly not that big of a deal.


14 posted on 03/11/2011 4:04:54 PM PST by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: 353FMG

“Fish has become a luxury item.”

Cod seems to be especially pricey these days. Dunno if its overfishing, or just popularity. I do know a number of local churches and other groups that hold fish fries are switching to haddock now because of the price of Atlantic cod.


15 posted on 03/11/2011 4:06:21 PM PST by DemforBush (With a Bocephus sticker on his 442, he'd light 'em up just for fun)
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To: macquire; eleni121
"This fasting stuff really means nothing to my Father you know.”"

The Father doesn't need our fasting, macquire, we do. The Church has never taught that fasting is for God's sake.

16 posted on 03/11/2011 4:06:21 PM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated)
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To: eleni121

I was taught to keep spooning the hot fat over the top of the scallops. The flour would probably be a good idea, but just making sure they’re perfectly dry would go a long way in the same direction. The recipe doesn’t include any of that stuff, which is a recipe for disaster IMHO.


17 posted on 03/11/2011 4:09:06 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: macquire
To think our Lord thinks you are honoring him by phony “fasting” is unbelievable.....

How true. I know a lot of people who 'give up chocolate.' How insulting to the Lord.

"11To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats." Isaiah 1:11

18 posted on 03/11/2011 4:09:44 PM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: DemforBush

“Cod seems to be especially pricey these days.”

Thanks for a wonderful flashback! When I lived in South Portland, Maine big cuts of cod in the supermarket one or two hours from the boat was priced only slightly more than potatoes. It was heaven for a guy that was working out regularly.


19 posted on 03/11/2011 4:14:07 PM PST by frog in a pot (We need a working definition of "domestic enemies" if the oath of office is to have meaning.)
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To: savedbygrace

“He’s kidding about the popcorn turkey, right?”

Other than the sea scallops, the liver/turkey/beef chili is off the menu for Fridays. We have tuna casserole, cheese pizza, french toast/pancakes or cheese pizza. Works for us and I enjoy it.


20 posted on 03/11/2011 4:14:14 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Sparticus
I never quite understood how seafood could be considered vegetables. :)

How about sea cucumbers, found in Chinese restaurants?

21 posted on 03/11/2011 4:17:55 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: libertarian27
I'm Protestant :>)

You heathen, dog........oh, wait....I'm not mooselimb.

j/k.

Those look quite tasty!

22 posted on 03/11/2011 4:26:57 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Have ya hit 'em in the a$$, Never let off the gas 'til ya rolled into Victory Lane?)
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To: fwdude

Well, I don’t intend on sacrificing any lambs or any other animal, but if I wish to give up something for the Lenten season, why does it bother some people so much? If when I give up this certain item, and yes I know it is an extremely small sacrifice, if this reminds me, in my everyday life, of the great sacrifice of Jesus Christ is that not a good thing? And, no, I don’t need to give up chocolate or swearing or soda to be a good Christian, but I don’t think there is anything wrong with participating in this tradition. And it is also tradition in my immediate family that some one gives up sweets during this time of many of our family members birthdays and we not only get a good laugh out of it but have a family size discussion about Easter and Good Friday. My mother really didn’t like fish but made it on Fridays during lent. My father was Protestant and didn’t get the tradition but loved fish, so always went along with it and never “cheated” and ate meat. Go figure!


23 posted on 03/11/2011 4:29:35 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: Tribune7

Sounds yummy.

The whole thing of giving up meat for Lent or on Fridays totally lacks scriptural support, and seafood is actually fish meat, but scallops are good. Scampi, with linguini.


24 posted on 03/11/2011 4:38:51 PM PST by lurk
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To: Sparticus

I’m going meatless. Taco Bell for tonite.


25 posted on 03/11/2011 4:46:28 PM PST by sportutegrl (There's no meat in their meat.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

I pan fry scallops frequently. I simply use salt and black ground pepper to season. You may use other condiments, but I’d avoid garlic in this approach as the garlic will burn.

My approach is as follows:

1) Put about an eighth inch of any oil that can handle high heat (like Safflower or Canola) in a good quality steel fry pan (one with a thick bottom). Heat to medium low.
2) Split a couple Habanero in half and scrap out seeds. (Best to not touch peppers with your hands. Use a pair of tongs to handle the peppers.)
3) Put peppers in pan and let them sizzle around for 10 minutes to infuse oil with the pepper. TURN ON YOUR EXHAUST FAN AND PREFERABLY OPEN DOORS AND WINDOWS!! GET READY TO COUGH. Not a bad idea to cover the pan, but not critical.
4) Discard peppers.
5) Turn heat to high.
6) After a few minutes, add scallops. Flip them after a few minutes (before they burn black, but its OK for them to burn brown), What you are actually doing is caramelizing them. USE A SPLATTER SCREEN. MY HOTTEST BURNER IS 16,OOO BTUS. If yours is more, your cook time will be less and/or you may want to back the heat off high some. BE CAREFUL NOT TO SPLASH OIL AS IT MAY CATCH ON FIRE!!!
7) Brown on other side for a couple minutes.

The key to this is using a liberal amount of oil. You are not deep frying the scallops, but you are frying them for sure. Second key is heat and time. You need enough heat to cook the scallops fast AND to get them “crusty” on the outside without over-cooking them on the inside.

May take you a few times, but this is restaurant quality stuff if you like spicy food!!


26 posted on 03/11/2011 4:58:20 PM PST by freepdawg (We Need Some Facts)
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To: DemforBush

“...fish fries are switching to haddock...”

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Haddock? Where are you from? Vatican or something?

We poor Catholics eat catfish.


27 posted on 03/11/2011 5:00:51 PM PST by 353FMG (Liberalism = Communism under the guise of compassion.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Wonderful idea - yes. The hot olive oil over the food is brilliant.


28 posted on 03/11/2011 5:15:05 PM PST by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Emeril dusts his scallops with sugar before pan searing them. Scallops are awesome with tequila lime cream sauce.


29 posted on 03/11/2011 5:33:55 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: libertarian27

Proof, that once again, everything is better with bacon.


30 posted on 03/11/2011 5:34:03 PM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: 6SJ7
Proof, that once again, everything is better with bacon.

I wouldn't say everything...

31 posted on 03/11/2011 7:32:23 PM PST by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the first dumbass Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: momtothree

But the popcorn turkey?


32 posted on 03/11/2011 7:49:18 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: 353FMG

Aw, dagnabit. Now you’ve gone and made me hungry for catfish when all I have in front of me is a bowl of oatmeal. :-)

Mmm...catfish...with a side of fried okra....Mmmmm!


33 posted on 03/12/2011 5:18:30 AM PST by DemforBush (With a Bocephus sticker on his 442, he'd light 'em up just for fun)
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To: DemforBush

You’re not telling the whole story.

I bet that right next to that alleged bowl of oatmeal there is a crystal bowl with balucha caviar from Iran with a silver spoon stuck into it, a few slices of fresh lemon, imported saltwater crackers and Indian capers.

And next to it a frozen bottle of Stolichnaya. And you call that fasting?


34 posted on 03/12/2011 6:48:07 PM PST by 353FMG (Liberalism = Communism under the guise of compassion.)
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To: 353FMG

Ha! Trust me on this: even if I had the money to buy expensive fish eggs for my breakfast, I would not be buying expensive fish eggs for my breakfast. :-)

No Stoli either. Wild Turkey is my drink (though not at breakfast!).


35 posted on 03/13/2011 3:20:48 AM PDT by DemforBush (With a Bocephus sticker on his 442, he'd light 'em up just for fun)
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