Tuesday, November 9, 2010
10-Minute Chorizo and Scallops
Even after a long day at work, you can treat yourself and your loved ones to a fabulous, no-fuss dinner. How does a 10-minute sausage and seafood recipe sound? If this is what your heart desires, this entrée is for you! You can serve this dish with a quick side dish such as salad or cous-cous.
½ pound of chorizo sausage
1 pound of scallops
A handful of chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
Large non-stick pan
Measuring cups and spoons
Paper towels or kitchen towel
This dish is so simple that there is rarely any prep required. First, cut the chorizo into ¼ inch slices and set aside. Pat dry the scallops with papers towels, so that they are nice and dry. Cut the lemon in half and juice the lemon. Lastly, rough chop a handful of cilantro for garnish.
Place your non-stick pan on the stove and turn the stove on to medium heat. Add the chorizo directly to the pan. No oil is needed for this dish as the chorizo will release its natural oils. Cook the chorizo for about five minutes until it has browned to your liking. Spoon out the chorizo, leaving behind the oil and mix in the scallops so they are coated with the oil from the chorizo, this will help it cook and absorb the flavor of the chorizo. The scallops will only need about a minute or two to cook. Return the chorizo to the pan and add the lemon juice. Remove from the heat, place on a serving platter and sprinkle the scallops and chorizo with chopped cilantro. Surely you will be thinking: “Wow, that was fast, easy and delicious!” Enjoy!