Spinach, spinach everywhere! I have loved the beautiful spinach I am getting in my CSA box each week. It has been some of the best that I have ever had, but I cannot prepare this every week. I have to branch out and try something new,even though sitting down with a bowl of this would be quite rewarding. What did I come up with? It had to be something quick and a dish that could use some of my other CSA goodies, a gorgeous oyster mushroom and an onion. Anna’s rice pilaf recipe came to mind. It’s not her original recipe. I will share it at a another time. It is quite delicious. I used it as a side dish, but it could very well work as a main dish. I have been known to add a little soy sauce and eat a plateful.
Let me tell you about my relationship with Kale. It is non-existent. I have heard of it, but never have purchased any much less prepared it. So when these beautiful greens arrived in my CSA box I really was at a loss as to what to make with them. Searching the internet I came up with several good ideas. Here is one that I think is a winner. This vegetable can have somewhat of a bitter taste, but the balsamic vinegar and salt cuts the bitterness and it is just plain good. Here is a great article to learn more about this type of cabbage. Yes, cabbage.
Oh yea! What about the scallops? They are as good as they look. Pan seared in bacon drippings . Yummy! Another thing this is really a 30 minute meal that can be prepared in 30 minutes.
My inspiration came from Cooking Light. I love the magazine. The photography is definitely something that you can drool over. I just could not resist making these scallops that appeared in this month’s issue. The results are simple, elegant and delicious.