Lime Seared Scallops over Spinach Arugula Salad
My children made me the most delicious birthday dinner I have ever had. As a surprise they made lime seared scallops served over a spinach salad with red wine vinaigrette, together with a side of fresh crab legs. It brought back many wonderful memories of childhood on the Virginia coast catching fresh crab. Here is what they did:
Take 3-4 large scallops per person. Pat them completely dry, then drop them into a hot pan with olive oil. Sear them well on both sides, until golden brown and slightly firm to the touch. Drizzle with fresh squeezed lime juice and top with salt and pepper. Remove from pan. Saute onions, garlic, and shallots in the same pan with the fish and citrus juices.
Lay a plate with a mixture of fresh spinach and arugula. Lay the seared scallops on top, and spoon the sauteed onions, garlic, and shallots over the top. Lightly drizzle with red wine vinaigrette. Serve with a side of crab legs and soft buttered rolls. It will be a meal to remember for about half the cost of a dinner out.
"Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new."