I’ve said it before: I am a Mainer. I grew up cooking and eating scallops, clams, shrimp, and of course lobster. In the last few years I discovered calamari and order it whenever it’s on the menu. The majority of the time it comes out breaded and deep-fried. This is the first time I’ve attempted to prepare it myself. It was incredible.
I have so much to say about this I don’t know where to begin. I’ll start from the bottom: Radicchio. Why do I keep buying this? I’ve tried it several times and I am never thrilled with it. In this instance it’s pretty much a garnish anyway. Next time I am leaving it out.
Next, the salad is cannelini beans, arugula, carrots, and yellow pepper. I steamed my pepper a little. Loved the greens and beans.
The squid and the scallops were brushed with the dressing. Along with garlic, there’s parsley, thyme, and my new favorite: marjoram. I used fresh and it was worth it.
This is from Giada and Everyday Italian. She recommends putting the scallops onto a skewer. I thought this was genius.
Two minutes on each side.
I guess I was so excited about the squid that I forgot to take pictures. It comes in a little tube, and it shriveled up real quick. I actually used kitchen shears to cut it into circles. The moral of the story is don’t be afraid of squid. BTW – it’s pretty cheap too. It was only 4.99 a pound.