Soup, soup, soup. I could eat it all year round. Not only does it make your tummy warm and happy inside, but it is a one pot meal! Fewer dishes for me to wash = happiness.
Hungry for something different? This is the recipe to try! Here we go…
Gather your ingredients: Scallops, orange bell pepper, garlic, ginger, scallions, basil, limes, chicken stock, coconut milk, butter, s&p. How pretty does that look?! This recipe actually calls for small scallops, but my supermarket only had the large ones so I sliced them in half. Honestly, I’m not sure if that’s the right thing to do by culinary standards, but the scallops still tasted nice. Thinly slice the bell peppers, scallions, and basil. Mince the garlic and ginger.
Salt the scallops lightly on both sides. Melt the butter in medium pot over medium-high heat. Toss in the ginger and garlic. Saute for about 1-2 minutes. Add the scallops and saute 2-3 minutes. Add the bell peppers, scallions, chicken stock, and coconut milk. Bring to a gentle boil. Remove from the heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Serve immediately. This makes three nicely sized servings. I intended to bring these to work for lunch, but I quickly learned that this does not warm well. The scallops get very rubbery in the microwave, but the flavor is still there.
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