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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Scallops with Asparagus Puree

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

I don't know if this happens to you, but I am just one person, and the amount of asparagus that comes in a bunch at the grocery store (when it's in season) is huge. I toss some in pasta or risotto (check out these previous recipes) but I still can't get through it all.

I decided to try out an asparagus puree, and after some googling, thought that some fresh scallops might just be the thing to pair it with.

This dish is really, REALLY easy, and would make a great appy for a summertime bbq, or starter/side for a meal for two!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Vegan? Try making the "scallops" from King Oyster Mushrooms - I haven't made them before, but it looks pretty straight forward, and I've definitely tasted them at restaurants and they were excellent. This recipe here shows you how!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Scallops & Fennel Salad

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

I went looking for a salad to put some fresh scallops in, and found this really interesting one (click for source) that had both grapefruit and fennel (also grown this time of year) in it, and it ended up being pretty darn good. Hit of citrus, warmth from the scallops, and a taste of fennel in every other bite. Definitely unique!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:
There are lots of varieties of shellfish (esp in BC) that never go out of season as they can be grown all year, including scallops! It's nice to have a sustainable (make sure to get Ocean Wise/certified fish!) protein, grown close to home, that just happens to also be very tasty.

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