I’m on a mission to clear the freezer this week. I don’t mean throw things away. I mean eat them. I have a very good friend and cohort to join me in my little game. My Faithful Assistant has great kitchen sense. He can come up with meal ideas very easily using ingredients on hand. The gamification of dinner It should be a fun week!
I thought I had seen a partial bag of shrimp in the freezer and I was right! I also found a partial bag of scallops. The refrigerator yielded a red pepper, spinach and onion. And my Aero Garden has some lovely basil! Score!
Shrimp and Scallop Saute
1 cup shrimp
1 cup scallops
1/4 onion, chopped
1/4 cup white wine
2 cups fresh spinach
1/2 red pepper, chopped
3-4 leaves of fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper
- Saute the onion in a little olive oil until translucent.
- Add the shrimp, scallops, salt, pepper, and wine and cook for about ten minutes until the shrimp and scallops are done.
- Add the red pepper and cook for another five minutes. Then add the chopped basil and spinach. Cook for another few minutes until the spinach has wilted.
You could serve this over pasta or rice. I ate it plain. It was delicious. I don’t get to have seafood at home very often so I really wanted to savor the flavors.
Have I enticed you into returning to this space to see what else we conjure up this week? I’m going to assume that you are shouting, “YES!!! YES!!! I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE MORE CLEVER CREATIONS FROM YOUR KITCHEN!!!” Well fear not my adoring audience. We will not disappoint.