Scallops in Saffron-Cream Sauce

Can you believe that I’m cooking scallops now? Times really are a-changing! But for me, the real star of this meal is the saffron-cream sauce. It is so flavorful and colorful, and it goes as great with scallops as it does with cornmeal-crusted tilapia. I really enjoy cooking scallops because it’s hard to mess them up (they cook in a flash) and because they look so beautiful with a solid sear on them. If you’ve never experimented with scallops before, … Continue reading

Broiled Salmon with Horseradish and Orange Cream

I have never seen fish prepared this way before, but it should be done more often! The cream is whipped until it is spreadable, then it is spiked with aromatics, spread on thinly sliced fish, and quickly broiled until the cream is browned and the fish is fully cooked. The whole shebang is prepared in a flash and is so delicious that it’s eaten that quickly too. I flavored the cream with orange zest and horseradish, but other flavor combinations … Continue reading

Refreshing Watermelon Slushies

My mom has been going on and on and on about watermelon smoothies for weeks. She’s obsessed! I am also a huge watermelon fan and love gorging on it, and I even enjoy watermelon juice when I’m on vacation. But I’ve never had a watermelon smoothie. I finally whipped up a batch after the third consecutive conversation where my mom asked if I’d tried one yet. And I must say, mama knows best! This watermelon smoothie is more of a … Continue reading