I learned something new about E.J. recently after nearly 13 years of marriage: he really likes scallops. I never knew this about him, probably because they’re kind of expensive, so I typically don’t buy them or plan meals around scallops even though I really like them too. We were having dinner with friends a few weeks ago, and our hosts served us scallops, and E.J. was so surprisingly enthusiastic that I knew I wanted to incorporate them into our meal planning.
This past weekend, we also picked up some fresh goat cheese with basil and rosemary from a local vendor at the Wine and Art festival, so I went looking for a recipe that would incorporate these 2 items. I ended up going with this Seared Sea Scallops over Zucchini Ribbons with Goat Cheese recipe, but I added about a pound of shrimp to just extend the volume of food.
We were really pleased with the results, and the sauce that came from the butter, lemon, wine, and goat cheese was delicious. We will definitely make this one again!