Friday, May 8, 2009

Australian Scallop

Oh boy... I'm drooling as i type this entry...the fantastically succulent and aromatic scallops i cooked a few days ago still lingers in my memory.

My precious wife summoned me to the kitchen, showed me these scallops and said bluntly, "I bought these Australian scallop, it's only RM13 each (my gosh...my wife is rich). And I don't know how to cook. You cook lah, for our dinner."

They're a bit larger then my palm. First time seeing scallop in such 'giant' size. Luckily, being a skillful cook (chewaaah), i knew exactly what i should do. I cracked open the shell with a knife, push open the shell wide enough to allow clear vision of the adductor muscle (that's what we normally called scallop), cut it off from the shell before opening up the shell fully.

The scallop is entirely edible, but two major parts are preferred: the adductor muscle (round, white and meaty) and the roe (the orangish eggs).

Fuyooo.... i was excited.

Before we cook them, the internal organs got to be removed. Marinate them with a bit of white wine and minced young ginger.

To cook them, I heated up the pan, and sauteed the scallops with butter for three to four minutes. It cannot be overcooked or it will be tough and chewy. Seconds after the scallops turned from translucent to whitish, it's cooked.

To serve, put them back to the shells which we'd thoroughly washed and boiled. Garnish them with greens from my garden. And Tadaaaaaa............. butter sauteed scallops.

Oooooo...... salivating..... But i don't think i can afford to have these often. But don't know lah, my 'rich' wife may buy some more.

20 comments:

:: NbC :: said...

Josh,

besarnyeeeeee...
nyum nyum nyum....

* sweetnye C

PUTUBAMBU said...

aiyo..so bigg..!
takut ah nak makan besar2 gitu.. tak lalu...

eQbalzack said...

kalau gue makan...1 minggu jadi monyet...gatal atas bawah depan belakang...kah3!

nazzman ibrahim said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee gelinya

Josh said...

[Pinky] Memang besar scallop tu, very yummilicious!
Yes, C is very, very sweet.

[Putu] Kalo takut, potong ler jadi kecik. kaaaaan?

Josh said...

[eQ] Ye ker?? Josh tak caya. nanti Josh kena buat eksperimen on the spot. Boleh? Mesti seronok buat eksperimen nih kan? gatal atas bawah depan belakang lagi... fuyooo... hahahahaha

[Nazz] sedaaaaaaaap. EEEeeeeeeeeeeee SEDAAPPPPP.;-P

azizi said...

this one tastes good. i had it here. often ..ha ha ha ..;-) entri kali ni kiranya tak membuatkan pokcik lapar lah ;-)

Kembara Musafir said...

hmmm.... "coquille st jacques" depa kata in French (St Jack's shells...??)... sedapkan... jeles kejap... kat sini tak pernah nampak pun... heran....

kak ja said...

Jooooooooosssshhhh!!

Kja suka bangat sama scallops!! Tp yg kja penah mamam xdelah sebesaq ni..

kok@un said...

It looks like Ah Josh can cook anything. Do you ever thought to have a cooking class during the weekends for your fellows? since you have so many female readers here.... hehehe. Dah macam Chef Wan dah... 'Ole-ole Chef Josh'

Josh said...

[Azizi] Hahahaha.. tak jeles katanya... nanti kita blog makanan yg sedap-sedap baru dia tau.
Oooo.. hari-hari makan scallop yer?? patut ler semakin sihat.... Ooops. hahahaha

[Kingkong] Mmmm... memang sedap. Eh, kat situ takde ke?? Kan pak arab import macam-macam?

[Kak Ja] Jooooom kita makan scallop!! 10 kali lebih sedap daripada durian. ;-D

[Kok@un] Naaaah, i'm not a good cook, i just cook ;-D

[yAN!e][pUTraJAya] said...

hadoi...abg josh...
nampak sungguh menyelerakan..
laporrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....

(^_^)

Lily.Lulu said...

oh my my !!!
it's really really biggg !!

wooooooooo !
:)

Josh said...

[Yanie] You must try!!! sedaaap sangat.

[Lily] kaaaan! very big, Josh pun terkejut bila wife tunjuuk.

shah said...

besarRRRrrrnYeee....mana dapat kerang gitu?

Josh said...

[Shah] beli kat supplier untuk barangan Australia. josh pun tak tau kat maner.

CATZ said...

wah...besarnyaaa..and mahall....kdg2 kalau dah suka makan..mahal pun rasa murah..hehehe......manalah nak dpt nih....

Chen said...

slurp! YUMM!!

Chen said...

miss u la josh!

Josh said...

[Catz] No idea kat maner my wife beli, Tapi MEMANG sedap!

[Chen] Hii chen-chen! miss u too!.