Thursday, December 31, 2009

Foodie Friday: Bandwidth's Seared Scallops


Happy New Year, Foodies!
I made chocolate espresso shortbread from a Martha Stewart recipe, and it was a tee-total disaster--I'm sure it was me, not La Martha.
But Bandwidth rescued Foodie Friday.







Bandwidth's Seared Scallops
Pat scallops dry with a paper towel. Season with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place in *hot* non-stick pan (we used a Le Crueset pan, sprayed with Pam, but any heavy pan will do)and sear on both sides, approximately 3 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
If a milky liquid appears, drain pan and pat the scallops again with the paper towel. This will help give the scallops that lovely crust. As Chef Trey says (my older son--thank you, sweetie!), "You can't sear anything in liquid."
Remove from pan and plate the scallops on a bed of jasmine rice and roasted asparagus. Garnish with red bell peppers and parsley.


That's it!

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59 comments:

  1. Sounds and looks so wonderful! Can he come and cook for me?

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  2. Happy New Year! I've got a recipe for black-eyed peas and banana nut bread. How is that for starting the new year off right?

    Hope your new year brings you much happiness.

    Christi @ A Southern Life

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  3. Oh my very favorite seafood, after lobster that is! Lovely pictures, it looks so yummy. Happiest of New Year to you and your family Michael.

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  4. whoa mama, you are eating big time now, GO BANDY! i am so used to publix you got me all shook up! it looks fantastic, make him get his own blog...

    happy new years eve, i look forward to another year of your wit, humor and charm~

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  5. Those look so good, my mouth is watering!

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  6. Wishing you and your family a healthy and happy 2010!
    ~Liz

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  7. These look and sound delicious. Have a very Happy New Year!

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  8. Michelle, wow, just my thought this weekend. The scallops look awesome. Wish I can have some now. Yum~

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  9. I like how you put tomatoes with the scallops, and the white rice is a great background combo!

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  10. OMG, Micheal Lee West! Those scallops look beyond divine! If I sound silly, it's because I'm sipping champagne as I write this ...

    I do love scallops, and it's been far too long since I've had any that tasted the way I like them to taste. Rice, asparagus ... what's not to like??? I'm trying it your way ... asap ... but it will be next year before I do ... it will be at least 55 minutes from now ;)

    Happy New Year!!!
    Bill

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  11. Those scallops look amazing. The presentation is beautiful. I love scallops and haven't had them in a coon's age....Must put them on the shopping list in January!!!

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  12. I love scallops. This looks fantastic.

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  13. Got rid of the turkey now and feasted on lobster thermidor and scallops in filo pastry last night - yum! Your scallop dish looks utterly divine - definitely one for the New Year. Wishing you a curiously creative culinary 2010!

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  14. Those Scallops look mouthwatering!

    Happy New Year!

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  15. Dear Michael, I dropped in to say Happy New Year to you and your family and to tell you how much I have enjoyed visiting in your beautiful home and felling so welcome there. You have inspired me to try new things and I thank you.

    Best Wishes for 2010.
    Barbra

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  16. Happy New Year! Wishing you good health, happiness, and good food! Enjoy!

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  17. I may have to sink my teeth into some of Bandwith's scallops this evening! Wishing you the best in 2010.

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  18. Looks yummy! I love scallops in any form!

    Sorry about the shortbread -- I make a recipe (gotten I've forgotten where) and dip half in chocolate -- mocha in a bite!

    Happy New Year!

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  19. Oh my gosh these look sooooo delicious! Much better than the bowl of Kellogg's Rice Krispies that I am having for breakfast this morning. :)

    Wishing you A WONDERFUL NEW YEARS'S DAY! -Brenda-

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  20. I love seared scallops, but I have to admit, mine never looked this gorgeous. The presentation is stunning!

    Happy 2010

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  21. Ooh..your dishes make me drool for some scallops right about now!

    Have a wonderful and great New Year!

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  22. Everything looks awesome and just fantastic!

    Happy New Year!!!!!!

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  23. If this doesn't define "mouth-watering" ...then I don't know what does! Happy New Year's to you and all your chefs too!

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  24. Love those scallops! I'm making crab cakes, seafood gumbo and, of course, black-eyed (well, mostly purple hull) peas! Happy New Year to all. If you are an Arkanas Blogger, come link up. We're forming a bloggers group and would love for you to be a part of that.

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  25. Happy New Year!

    The scallops are food art! Yum. I would probably find a way to eat a chocolate disaster anyway...maybe a little chocolate trifle?

    Sue

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  26. Happy New Year, Dear Gollum! Those scallops are beautiful and my daughter would be all over these - her favorite food! We're home for a couple of days and then we're off again. Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you and wish you the best for 2010~
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  27. Scallops are my favorite seafood. I'll eat them anytime, prepared any way. Asparagus is my favorite vegetable, so this dish looks exceptional! Appreciate your hard work on the blog all year! Wishing you and your family all of the best in 2010... XOXO Nancy

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  28. Oh my gosh, those scallops are perfection on a plate! Sorry about your shortbread, I hate when recipes flop.

    Thank you for hosting us each week Michael, you're a sweetie!

    All the best to you and your family in the new year. Happy 2010!
    xo

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  29. The scallops look wonderful! Too bad about the shortbread - I'm sure it was Martha's fault :)

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  30. I'm sorry your cookie recipe didn't turn out. It's always such a bummer when that happens. Your scallops look super yummy! Thanks for hosting!

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  31. I love seared scallops! It changes their taste so much. Happy New Year.

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  32. Hmmmmmm, delish! Thanks for sharing ~

    Happy New Year!

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  33. Yum, yum, yum! The seared scallops (and the sides) look delish. Hubby loves scallops, so I'll have to show him this post.

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  34. My mouth is watering..that looks delicious!

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

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  35. Happy New Year and thanks for making me one of my favorites! I adore seared scallops.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  36. Yummy, I need to go and eat something, MB

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  37. Hi! There is NO seafood I enjoy more than scallops ~ thank you Mr. Bandwith (and brother too.) I can just hear my chef son saying the same thing to me "Mom, you CAN"T sear in liquid!"

    Happy New Year

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  38. Happy New Year!!! Love scallops but am a little nervous when it comes to seafood, those look delicious!

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  39. The scallops look bsolutely delectable! Happy New Year!! xoxo, B

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  40. I humbly bow before culinary creativeness, wherever it be found.
    For I have not been blessed in this artistic arena.

    Nonetheless, I stopped by to offer my best wishes for the New Year, as my TOD is over, and I can venture back into blogland once more!

    Love the refreshing and appetizing look of your blog!

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  41. Now that's the way to start the new year! WOWZA! Fantastic presentation too!
    I'm having a New Year Give away, stop by if you get a chance!
    ~Here's to a wonderful New Year~
    ~Really Rainey~

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  42. Oh, wow! Those look divine! May I adopt Bandwith for a month or so? I could use someone to teach me how to cook. :-)

    I just wished you a Happy New Year in the last post, but I'm sending all good wishes to you for the New Year and always...

    XO,

    Sheila (who hopes to be back on the FF Train soon!)

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  43. Those scallops are just perfectly seared. beautiful.

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  44. I don't eat scallops but this does look so delicious!
    Hope your New Year is full of joy and beautiful food....Sarah

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  45. I swear by an easy quick meal with pan-seared scallops too! Done it before.

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  46. Ooooooooooo! I wanted to make scallops for dinner this weekend. I think this is a sign. *smiling*

    I love the toile table cover, just gorgeous!!

    Happy New Year ~

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  47. Oh yum scallops! They really call out to this Long Island gal. I have harvested and shucked a lot of scallops in my time; the ones you feature look fabulous!

    Dee-licious.

    Happy New Year to you and yours; may it be filled with wonderful food, and wonderful words!

    Cass

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  48. Thank you so much for the comment on my blog! I hope you enjoy the soup when you get a chance to make it! Happy New Year!

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  49. Hi Miss "G" I am also going to post a lovely recipe for an incredible mango/pineapple sorbet with almost 0 calories using Truvia (A stevia product) and a mango sorbet using Agave Nectar that does have calories but doesn't raise your blood sugar like regular sugar... But I highly recommend that recipe I just posted for ice cream... Oh my gosh Miss "G" its really good! Oh and the attachment for the Kitchenaid... it is SO easy to use... and well you saw how beautiful the ice cream came out! I got mine from "Direct Buy" but you can get them at Bed, Bath and Beyond too.
    ENJOY!

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  50. They look so good. Would love to have some for lunch today.
    Stay warm.

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  51. OH! I'm so relieved I'm not the only one who had a difficult Martha experience! LOL!
    What a tasty dish to save the day! Heard the sizzle on the pan just looking at it's color!
    Happy New Year!

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  52. Happy New Year, Gollum!!

    Do you rent Bandwidth out?!?

    LOVE your new header pic. Who but Gollum could do a bedspread so proud?!? Simply stunning....

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  53. Looks delicious! Foodie Friday's should inspire me to cook!

    Happy New Year to you. Hope everyone is doing well at your house.

    Come see me at AtticMag!

    Allison

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  54. You can add anything to the Granola that you would like. I have added coco puffs, rice krispies, cinnamon toast crunch after I made it. I've never tried mixing the liquid w/ other cereals and baking it but it might be worth a try - let me know how it comes out. The kids loved taking it on field trips - even tot he movies

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  55. It all looks wonderful to me!!!! Especially the scallops! I haven't had them since I sold my place in FL!!! You take the most wonderful food photos.

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  56. Sounds divine! Your photography is just getting better & better - now hand me a plate of scallops quick! ☺

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  57. Yummy; makes me hungry. Your presentations of food is awesome.

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  58. Very Interesting!
    Thank You!

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There you are! I'm so glad you're here. Love, MLee xxoo

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