Scallops, Spinach and Mushrooms


Our daughter Jade is crazy for sea scallops.  Whenever we’re in a restaurant she immediately turns to the seafood section in the menu, hoping for scallops.  I decided to make some for her back-to-school lunch today since my husband has gone to the States for a week and is not here to eat the scallops without enthusiasm.


Jade also ate the garlicky spinach and mushrooms with relish and no “spinach is not my préféré” comments.  Quick and easy.

Garlicky Spinach and Mushrooms

3 large garlic cloves, chopped

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 lb mushrooms

1 lb spinach

Fry the garlic in the olive oil until aromatic.  Add the mushrooms and cook until they begin to release their moisture.  Add the spinach and cook until just wilted.

Thyme Scented Scallops

1 knob butter

1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

1 lb scallops

1/4 cup Sake

Melt the butter in a large saute pan, then add the thyme leaves.  When the butter is hot and foamy, add the scallops and cook on one side for about 3 minutes, turn and cook for an additional 2 minutes.  Add the sake and reduce for 2 minutes.  Serve immediately   

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19 Responses to Scallops, Spinach and Mushrooms

  1. What a lovely lunch to send her off with. 🙂

  2. Conor Bofin says:

    Beautiful stuff. That is one of the nicest scallop dishes I have seen in ages. Simple and straightforward.

  3. Janet Rörschåch says:

    I really enjoy reading how you cook. It is so simple, almost zen-like. Pure delight.

  4. Raymund says:

    My oh my, look at those scallops

  5. I must cook some scallops….it might be for one, as we know how picky the La Moussiere customs post can be:)

  6. tayorreo1029 says:

    Reblogged this on … bam .

  7. Who could resist the perfect pan seared scallop???

  8. Beautiful, we are already dreaming of the Rye Bay Scallops we will have in England and I often do them with spnach and mushrooms too – a perfect match!

  9. I like this more than you can imagine…..

  10. Just made your scallop recipe. – loved it. Enjoying your blog.

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