Friday, July 28, 2006

Hot and sticky ... summer food

I'm still here. It's been so hot and sticky lately, though, that I have little to show for my culinary efforts. Plus my camera is somewhere else, and my cell phone pics just don't turn out that well. But anyhow, I'm currently enjoying a lovely lunch of leftovers, words that aren't often said, least 'ways by me. Last night we had these fabulously huge and sweet sea scallops, which I sauteed with a little butter, olive oil, and garlic, and topped with a squirt of lime juice. The scallops sat on top of soft polenta, mixed with sharp white cheddar and parmesan cheeses. We also had green beans--the first good ones I've seen in a long time! Yum ... and these are now my leftovers. Pretty elegant for a quiet Friday lunch taken at my desk. There were also Barefoot Contessa-style Outrageous Brownies for some last night, though there are none today, alas.

8 comments:

chamonix said...

I love love love polenta. This will be good inspiration for me, I have some huge scallops sitting in my freezer that I keep forgetting are there. If I just think about them sitting on a bed of creamy cheesy polenta, surely I will remember to prepare them. :)

JD said...

I am making my first ever polenta dish tonight - "Creamy Gargonzola Polenta with Summer Squash Saute" - from Eating Well. I am pretty excited!

It has been pretty darn hot in my neck of the woods, as well. I actually do not remember the last time I turned on my oven! When it is so hot, I just lose interest in cooking. A lot of salads have been on the menu!

chamonix said...

gorgonzola.....mmmmmmmm

Kt said...

Jd, how did it turn out? That dish sounds fabulous! I love gorgonzola! Just drizzled with honey on crackers is a pretty good way to eat it too, though with polenta? Mmmm ...

JD said...

This made a beautiful little dinner so I am sharing the link.....

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/gorg_squash_polenta.html

I cut the recipe in half since I am a singleton.

I imagine your crackers were a bite of heaven, kt!

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JD said...

By the way, I did the final squash simmer with white wine as opposed to water.

Kt said...

Thanks for posting the link! This is perfect, as we're always searching for good veggie-friendly recipes when we're all together (half are, half aren't).

Here are the crackers ... :)
http://areyouhungryyet.blogspot.com/2006/03/water-crackers-topped-with-gorgonzola.html