(aka: (Not) mussels and chorizo)
It’s a quick French Fridays with Dorie post this week. Many of you know that I was quite ill last weekend and I am still only eating very plain food. So the thought of Mussels and Chorizo (page 316) didn’t exactly thrill me. In fact, it didn’t really thrill me before I got sick – I am not a mussels-eater (oh the irony for the person who lived in Belgium for a year. Trying to explain to everyone that no thank you, I really wouldn’t care for the famous “moules-frites”) so I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do for this one. In the end, Mr Neil ended up making the chorizo-tomato sauce and we pan fried some Atlantic scallops that we already had in the freezer. Needless to say, grocery shopping hasn’t exactly been high on my priority list this week so what he had on hand had to do.
Mr Neil scored a nice dinner out of this – the meaty scallops playing nicely off the smokey chorizo and slight sweetness of the tomato sauce. I can’t wait to feel better again so I can try this myself – the fact that it smelled good to me is a great sign! It’s one of those dinners that is simple yet elegant – and oh so easy to prepare. You can have this on the table in less than 30 minutes, though the sauce is one of those that benefits from overnight in the fridge, allowing the flavours to really develop.
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Speaking of FRENCH, did you see my latest article for Food Network Canada – all about cooking classes in Paris! Read right through to the end for a hint of what I have up my sleeve this summer!!!