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Cassidy has a tendency to make memorable party recipes for friends and family that has them dreaming about the food and asking for it every year. One of those recipes is for scallops. He makes his own spice rub and cooks those babies up, and has people begging for more. I remember the first time he made them. I was having two friends over from my baby group, and we got distracted and just talked and talked around the old dining room table. Our babies were about to turn one and we had so much to talk about. As we were talking, a big bowl of pasta appeared in front of us. Then, the scallops he had made us.
My friends were hooked. I’m not really a scallops fan, but I realized the beauty of how my husband made them. He brought them to a party his brother threw, and they still talk about them. When I was trying to think of an amazing recipe to make for March college basketball games, I thought of something delicious – Cassidy’s scallops, but in BLT form. Had it been done?
As a non sports family, we actually celebrate college basketball quite a bit, ever since our favorite CT team won two years ago. Scarlet and Cassidy screamed louder than I’ve ever heard, and now they take in an annual game with my father-in-law. I think Des will surely join them when he’s a bit older, but for now, we stay back and watch the game – looking for our loved ones. And whether we’re watching at home as a family, pre-gaming before attending a game, or having people over to watch a game, we have to be prepared with food and supplies. Walmart is our best place to go for basketball watching season.
By “supplies”, one of the most important ones for me is Advil. I get occasional stress headaches, and also sinus headaches from the changing of the seasons. I also am still a beginner at Pure Barre, and the exercise still makes my muscle ache.
Nothing’s stronger, longer lasting or better on your tough aches and pains than Advil* (*Among OTC brands) What I love is having it on hand, to be ready for anything life throws at me. I like to focus on life’s moments without plans being changed by aches and pains. I love being ready for anything – and that includes Scallop BLTs and March college basketball watching.
- Fresh sea scallops
- Roma tomatoes
- Butter lettuce
- Avocado oil
- For Scallops rub: (all to taste)
- Chili powder
- Garlic powder
- For Herb Mayonnaise:
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 cup Canola oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon celery seed
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- Prep lettuce and tomatoes and put aside
- Make the spice rub with ingredients above
- Fry bacon, dry, cut in pieces and put aside
- Make the herb mayo: Put egg yolk and mustard in stand mixer. Mix on high and pour the oil in slowly until it emulsifies. Then add in remaining ingredients
- Dip each side of scallop in rub
- Heat up avocado oil in a pan until the oil is very hot
- Sear one side of scallop for 45 seconds, flip, and then heat the other side for a couple of minutes
- Pour butter on scallop to finish
- Remove from heat, wait 30 seconds, then cut scallop in half
- Layer the tomato, lettuce and bacon one on half of the scallop. Slather it with herb mayo and then place the other half of the scallop on top. Hold them together with toothpicks
- Repeat to make more
Simple as that! We get our scallops, lettuce, tomatoes and bacon at a fresh and local market. For everything else and for all party, food and comfort needs, I head to Walmart. Advil is at the top of my shopping list. I want to be ready for anything!