Robin asked the other night for crab cakes, plus she found a recipe for Maryland Crab Cakes on FB. We did not have any Blue crab in the house, although it is available at Costco. So I asked if it would be OK to try the cakes with bay scallops. The result is what you see here in this photo. They were very good and a nice substitution for crab cakes. Basically the same recipe, but altered in places. Click Here for the recipe in PDF format. Serve these with a nice green salad with fresh tomatoes, homemade tartar sauce and a 2009 Sawtooth Winery Petite Sirah, the wine goes quite well with the scallop cakes. I will also post it in the recipe file on this blog. Cheers and we hope you enjoy these.
The tartar sauce that we make is pretty basic. Here is the recipe.
Homemade Tartar Sauce
Yield: abt 1 1/2 cups
1 c Mayonnaise
3 T Pickle Relish
1/2 c Chili Sauce
2 T Kosher Horseradish
1/4 t Sriracha Chili Sauce, use cautiously … It is hot!!
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Mix all together and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Serve with these Scallop Cakes, Crab Cakes or most any seafood. Enjoy.
Costco had a great buy on steelhead this afternoon. So we just had to get some. We really do try to go meatless on Mondays and Fridays. Salads. Vegetable dinners. Pasta. And seafood. This is the first time since last fall that I have fired up the Bradley – pictured here on the left. And right on cue, it was running. (Thanks Bob and Donna, again. After 5 1/2 years, it is still going strong. Just like me!) So our dinner was awesome. And I used some rub on the steelhead that my sister sent us for Christmas, Savory Spice Shops Park Hill Maple and Spice Pepper that I sprinkled over the fish. Patted it in slightly and let it sit for about 30 minutes before putting in the smoker for 1 hour at 240 degrees. It was great! Here is our dinner plated. Cheers!