Whether it's date night or dinner for one, this meal comes together quickly, and is simply elegant. Browned scallops drizzled with lemon juice and almond butter sauce sit on a bed of creamy cauliflower.
Beyond the Peel
If you are a regular follower of my blog, you'll know how important date night is to my husband and me. If we didn’t set a time aside for just the two of us, I know a month would go by and we’d be asking ourselves, “When was the last time we really did something together?”
I admire those couples that seem to find time for each other every single day or even several times a week. We’ll get there some day. We strive for it. Some weeks are better then others, and then there are weeks like this one, where we get to Friday in a whirlwind and wonder where the week went.
On days like those, I am thankful for easy date night meals. This is one of those. It comes together in 20 minutes. The rest of the night, we can fall into each others arms and just be together. No expectations. No schedule. No big kitchen clean up. Just simply the lightness of being … being together.
Serve with a large green salad to start!
Scallops with golden almonds
6 large scallops or enough for 2 people
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh
In a frying pan melt butter with olive oil. Pat the scallops dry using a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with paprika. I use a sweet paprika, but use what you like best. A good-quality Spanish or Hungarian paprika is a world apart from the stuff in the bulk bins!