Last week, there was a fascinating article on CNN’s website about how we all read recipe blogs. Most of us skip right to the recipes. Then, when we hit a snag, we scroll back up to the “story” part to see if there are tips in the longer body.
A new site planned to cut out all the preamble for recipe blogs and cut to the chase. The CNN article talked about how harmful and hurtful that is. Not only does it get rid of helpful insights, but it also takes away the hard work of the people who spent so much time writing down and sharing their recipes with us. And, the new site took away the author’s name and site information! We never do that; we direct you to their sites to be sure you read their work in their words because we want to celebrate great recipes with you, not steal their hard work. The new site was taken down, and the creator apologized.
This week, we’re celebrating scallop recipes in honor of National Baked Scallop Day on March 12. Scallops are a lean and delicious shellfish that can be cooked in so many ways, and today we have four great recipes for you!
We love pizza recipes! We don’t usually think of fish on pizza other than anchovies, but when you are making it at home, anything goes! This pizza pie uses cauliflower to make a low-carb crust. You bake the crust before adding all your toppings and baking it again. It’s a fast dinner for a weeknight as long as your cauliflower is riced to begin with — we love the frozen cauliflower rice you can get from the supermarket. It’s so convenient! A slice has 168 calories, six grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We really like how simple this recipe is. The biggest mistake you could make is overbaking the scallops because this bakes quickly. It is possible to overcook them. Then they become rubbery. They should be cooked to 125-130 degrees, but you pull them out of the oven when they are five to 10 degrees off of being done so that they don’t overcook. You can use low-carb panko if you want, but you use so little, it won’t make much of a difference. A serving has 268 calories, nine grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
Scallops and risotto is a classic dish but one you probably avoid at restaurants if you have blood sugar concerns. This recipe allows you to have a restaurant-worthy dish without the carbs at home! The meal takes under 30 minutes to cook and is packed with delicious flavors! It’s a meal that feels fancy but isn’t fussy and that suits us perfectly! A serving has 325 calories and 11.5 grams of net carbs. Get the recipe.
Scallops and pasta go beautifully together. But, if you have blood sugar concerns, you may not eat pasta regularly. You might enjoy small amounts of pasta or maybe stick to whole wheat pasta. This dish takes the worry out of the equation entirely. It’s also, delightfully, a one-pan meal, making clean-up a snap. Spiralizing your zucchini is the hardest thing in this straightforward recipe. The instructions call for coconut oil spray, but you can use whatever cooking spray you have — there’s no need to go out and buy something new. A serving has 195 calories, 14 grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
We hope you enjoy these four delicious recipes and the stories the authors share with them. Knowing the recipes’ context and all the tips about cooking them helps you learn more about the food and make a perfect meal!