I nearly succumbed to eating out, and I'm so glad I didn't.
Tired at the end of a long week, sometimes it's hard to remember that cooking can be therapeutic. The idea of being served and cleaned up after can be really appealing. But it's important to remember that you can make a special and memorable meal at home- it doesn't have to happen in someone else's kitchen.
I have been saving the Suite Pea Bundles for the right evening and the right dish. I decided on a simple preparation, using them as a side dish with protein- seared scallops for me, grilled chicken for NH.
My scallops are a wonderful find, a frozen bag of jumbo scallops from Trader Yo's.
I like to slice them in half and sear them in a VERY hot pan for maybe 2 minutes per side. This used to be special and rare in a restaurant and now I can have them anytime at home. NH grills his chicken with canola oil, garlic salt and pepper.
For the Suite Pea Bundles, I made half the frozen bag by boiling in water for about 5 minutes. Can you see the green color? Beautiful.
I rubbed our plates with a teeny bit of walnut oil and sprinkled some sweet white corn over the plates. Next the bundles (2/3 for NH, 1/3 for me), some more corn and then a shower of some lovely Parmiggiano Reggiano grated with a microplane.
The Suite Pea Bundles are delicious!!! What a wonderful recipe, I highly recommend this filling.
I have half the batch left in the freezer, what to do with them? I think I see a Miso soup with Dumplings in my future. . . .