Prom Time

Prom Time. Storefront. Hoboken, New Jersey. @ 1980s. Photo by Bruce Barone.
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Baked Panko Crusted Scallops with Spinach and Paprika Syrup

This meal was so good, I said to Susan, “I am going to give you a bill for $37 when we are finished eating.”

It is based on a recipe in Cooking Light (April 2011). I made two changes. I baked the scallops rather than fried them. I used a smoky paprika from Spain that has a color, flavor and aroma more intense than any other paprika. And I cooked the spinach separately.

This is a dish you do want to make for friends and family!

Baked Scallops with Paprika Syrup and Spinach from Bruce’s Kitchen.

Paprika Syrup

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon paprika(I used a wee bit more!)
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Bring these ingredients to a boil in a saucepan; cook 4 minutes or until mixture thickens. Cool slightly.

Scallops

1 pound sea scallops
1/3 cup Panko crumbs
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
salt & pepper

Combine lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and Panko crumbs. Lightly grease baking dish. Add scallops. Sprinkle Panko mixture on top of scallops. Cook in a 425 pre-heated over for 15 minutes.

Spinach

Stir fry 1 bag baby spinach with 1 clove garlic, minced and 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts.

Divide the spinach among plates. Divide the scallops over spinach. Drizzle paprika syrup evenly over scallops.

Please let me know if you make these and what you think!

Portraits of Erica

Yesterday, Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I had a photography session
with a charming young woman,
Erica, at a studio & gallery
where I will soon be making
an on-going photographic,
sales & marketing contribution.

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Monday Meditation; April Showers

Rain. Look Park. Northampton, Massachusetts. Photo by Bruce Barone.
Bring may flowers:
An Artist’s Obsession. Photo by Bruce Barone.
“Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.”
~Richard B. Sheridan 1751-1816 
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Sunday Meditation

“What you look hard at seems to look hard back at you”
Tulip in April. Photo by Bruce Barone.
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Saturday Morning

Saturday Morning. April 2, 2011. Photo by Bruce Barone.
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Snow Today

April Snow. Lower Mill Pond. Easthampton, Massachusetts. Photo by Bruce Barone.
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Not An April Fools’ Joke

May I interest you in a slice
of Corn, Onion, Mushroom, Red Pepper Pizza?
Self Portrait with Pizza. Bruce’s Kitchen. March 31, 2011
Here, let me cut a slice just for you!
Corn, Onion, Mushroom, Red Pepper Pizza.
Cooking for me is all about love.
Love for friends and family.
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