When I lived in Paris, my friends and I used to frequent this little Indian café and hookah bar in the Latin Quarter called Safran. We went there almost weekly to indulge in creamy mango lassis, fresh naan, and delectable curry dishes. We went there so often that the staff members began to recognize us!
So it is to my fellow French foodies that I pay tribute to with this week's dish: Curry Lime Scallops. This dish is warm, inviting, mild, and incredibly flavorful; without being too heavy on the stomach. I like to serve it with a mixed greens salad and steaming bowl of basmati or jasmine rice.
This recipe takes less than 20 minutes to pepare and is great if you're on a tight budget. Here is how you make it:
Curry Lime Scallops
Ingredients:1 lb of sea scallops
3 small limes, juiced (save the rind for garnish)
2 tsp dried ground ginger
1.5 tbsp dry curry powder
1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
salt and pepper, to taste
Directions:Rinse the scallops in cool water then pat dry with a paper towel. In a medium bowl, toss the scallops with lime juice, salt and pepper. Next, add the curry and ginger powders. Mix until the scallops are well coated.
In a medium skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium to medium high heat. Add the scallops to the pan. Sauté the scallops until the flesh is no longer opaque and the curry is no longer raw (5-10 minutes).
Yields 4 servings.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please feel free to share your comments, critiques, revisions and questions below.