Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Wednesday Night Stir-Fry- Sweet And Sour Scallops???
Occasionally, I get annoyed with the standard issue of food offerings.. I, like all of us, have left-overs or surplus food, and this is probably where I do my best work!
I took 12oz. of sea scallops, a pineapple looking for a place on this Earth, leftover brown AND white rice needing a purpose.... and helped them all!
I love the flavor print of sweet and sour Asian sauce... my wife- not so much! I created my own version of this sauce using orange juice, pineapple(finely minced), soy sauce, tomato paste, rice vinegar, brown sugar,sesame oil, hot sauce, crushed garlic, and corn starch (as the thickening agent!).. This sauce was bright, tangy, and yet had a sweetness you need to make it balance... Stir-fried green pepper chunks, onion, mushrooms, and more pineapple- to soften a bit, but still leave crunchy... Added thickened sauce, and sea scallops to mix and brought to heat, until scallops were done but still tender! The rice was micro'd until hot, and dinner commenced... I will cut the crap here and now- I am my toughest critic, but found no fault with this dish! My wife simply ate and went "Mmmmm-mm" a lot! Total cost of meal(with enough left-over for my wife's lunch tomorrow!), about $8.00...- which works out to less than $2.70 for each meal! Look at the photo, and think about it the next time you go into McDonalds... There is a better way to live, we just have to remember that!