Tuesday, August 18, 2009
scallops with salsa verde and caprese salad
this is a super simple meal, but still delicious and impressive. it's a perfect light meal for a hot day. the scallops are from alice waters' book the art of simple food, which is fantastic. (alice waters is totally my hero. even though i've never been to chez panisse, i did get my book signed by her when i bought it.) its basically just sauteed scallops in a salsa verde, which we made with basil and chives.
the salad is just our basic recipe for caprese. for four people we used 2 tomatoes, 4 or 5 ounces of mozzarella (sorry, i don't remember the exact amount. i also forgot how to spell mozzarella for a second and started typing it into amazon search to try and remember, and the first thing that came up was a book called "mozzarella most murderous", which for some reason i find very amusing. then i realized blogger has spell check so i felt silly), and a handful of basil (i think it was like 5 big leaves. obviously, i have to work on measuring my ingredients and remembering said measurements if i'm going to blog recipes. sorry!). drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar just before serving. we also served this with slices of italian bread, which had whole pieces of garlic in it and was very tasty.