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Seared Scallops with Pistachio Basil Pesto

I made this for lunch for Jessica and Shannon. The pesto was actually better than the seared scallops. It had a tang to it. When I was eating it, I couldn’t figure out what it was. The tang was from the garlic and lemon juice. [100% organic & wild] 21 scallops ½ cup fresh basil, []

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Orange Glazed Scallops

What’s easier than shrimp? Seared scallops! [100% organic & wild scallops from Canada] Ingredients: Scallops Half an orange 6 TBS sugar 7 tsp water 5 tsp red wine 3 tsp soy sauce 1 tsp rice vinegar Green onions for garnish Instructions: Run the scallops under some cool water and then pat dry with a paper []

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The Leaning Tower of Scallops, Mangoes & Avocados

The mango and avocado were supposed to be standing up together in a tower but it toppled over once I flipped it over onto the plate. I should have put the avocado on the top, instead of the bottom, because my mangoes were sturdier than the soft avocados. But it’s ok, it’s the leaning tower []

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Asian Prawn Cakes

Ever since getting back my food processor, I can finally make crab cakes or other things similar to that. I was too lazy to go to Chinatown this morning, after going to Whole Foods so I made shrimp/prawn cakes instead. “Shrimp Cakes” just sound a little weird, no? This is a small recipe, fit for []

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Panko Coconut Shrimp

Costco sells coconut shrimp in a package in the frozen aisle. I don’t think their shrimp is all that great but it comes with two packets of a really good yummilicious spicy mango sauce. I failed on my own version of the spicy and sweet mango sauce. FAIL. Wasted two mangoes :[ and wasted $6. []

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Rosemary with Lemon Zest Skewered Shrimp

For my special dinner tonight, I just have to have shrimp. With all the waiting for the potato soup and chicken, there was plenty enough time to chop up the rosemary into my fine pieces. [100% organic & wild Gulf shrimp] 2 twigs of rosemary 2 TBS lemon zest Lemon juice 1 TBS olive oil []

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Shrimp & Fava Beans

虾蚕豆 It’s been forever since I’ve seen fava beans at Whole Foods. If they didn’t have fresh ones in the pod, they would at least have frozen ones in the 365 packaging but that stopped a year ago or more. I saw fresh fava beans today and I was so happy! I love fava beans! []

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Seared Colossal Scallops

Whenever I watch Hell’s Kitchen and those chefs on the show always have problems with searing scallops, I’m always surprised. Searing scallops should be a fundamental basic skill in the kitchen! It’s so easy to sear scallops! Why are the scallops always undercooked on the show? [100% wild caught] Ingredients: Scallops Salt & pepper Butter []

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Boiled Shrimp

白灼虾 If you noticed on my Yelp page, my last meal on earth is “boiled shrimp from HK.” My favorite way of cooking live shrimp is just by boiling them in water with scallions, ginger, and a splash of red wine! When I moved to Hong Kong in 1993 from Canada, I had boiled shrimp []

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Seared Scallops, Edamame Purée & Cumin Froth

This was the first course to my 7-course Friendsgiving party for 8 people. A few weeks after I made the first draft, I realized that I didn’t have any seafood dishes so that’s how this dish came to be. Serves 8. For the Edamame Purée 1 shallot, finely diced 1 TBS of grapeseed oil 1 []

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Spicy Garlic Rosemary Shrimp with Fava Beans

It’s been almost an year since I made this. It’s so scrumptious! [100% organic & environmentally responsible aquaculture farmed shrimp] Ingredients: 1 lb shrimp ½ lb fresh fava beans, removed from pod 6 cloves garlic, diced 2 TBS red chili flakes 2 long twigs of fresh rosemary, diced 5 Thai peppers, diced Salt 3 TBS []

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Singapore Chili Prawns

As much as I love eating crab, I’m a bit too lazy to get the meat out of the shells. So that’s why I substituted crab for shrimp/prawns today. I shouldn’t have added salt because I it slipped my mind that I used salted duck egg so it was a bit salty. I will not []

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Shrimp Bruschetta

Everything tastes better with butter, doesn’t it? Originally, I was just going to use olive oil but then the stick of butter was just screaming at me to use it. I closed the fridge door four times and it was still edging me to use it so I couldn’t resist. [100% organic & wild shrimp] []

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