Bought some beautiful scallops the other day and wondered what I could do with them. I also had a jar of crabmeat in the refrigerator and since I’ve been carving some seafood pasta, I decided to try something a little different. Generally, one can’t mix lemon juice with dairy since it curdles the milk. However, we don’t use dairy milk but plant-based milks so that doesn’t apply here. Basically, I made a white sauce with oat milk, grated in the rind of one lemon and stirred in the lemon juice, added the seafood and voila! Feel free to use whatever pasta and seafood your family enjoys.
First, put on a pot of water to boil for the pasta. Cook pasta according to box instructions. Also in a small pot, boil (or steam):
1 cup frozen green peas
Next, in a medium saute pan, heat over medium high:
1/4 cup olive oil
When the oil is very hot add:
8-10 sea scallops (dried thoroughly)
Reduce heat to medium and saute on each side for approximately 1-2 minutes depending on the thickness of the scallops. Remove from the heat, reduce heat to medium low and stir in:
1/4 to 1/3 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
Stir to combine the two, the flour should absorb all the oil. Stir while it cooks for 1-2 minutes. Add:
Grated rind of one lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk (NOT soy)
Salt and pepper to taste
Whisk to combine and continue whisking over low medium heat until the mixture thickens. Stir in the seared scallops and whatever other seafood your family likes. Add cooked pasta and strained peas. Serve immediately.