Thursday, October 22, 2009

Seafood Sundays

Not to be confused with Meatless Mondays, we have a little tradition of making a nice Sunday night meal together before the busy week starts.  Since fish and seafood are our favorite main dish treat, we usually roll with that.  This past Sunday we tried a new recipe courtesy of Executive Chef Kevin Kathman, of restaurant Max in Minneapolis.

I haven’t actually eaten at restaurant Max, but I did see him on Kare 11 news when I was visiting family in MN.  He prepared this dish of Seared Sea Scallops and it sounded like all the things we love.   I printed it out off the internet and waited until I found some nice looking fresh scallops.    We followed the recipe on the above link.

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The dish was simple enough to prepare and really brought a lot of complex flavors.  I particularly liked the sweetness of the butternut squash over the saltiness of the scallops.  The lemon emulsion added another dimension that just made the dish sing. 

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We served it with the Sobon Estate Viognier. 

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This was a nice match with the acidity of the white, but the floral aromas that matched the sweetness of the squash.  I think this dish would actually pair nicely with a light red as well. 

What is your Sunday night tradition?

4 comments:

eatingRD said...

Sounds wonderful, I like the lemon emulsion. We don't really have a sunday tradition but try to get together for a nice meal together before the week starts :)

Mellissa said...

Since my husband travels Monday through Thursday we hold our Sunday nights sacred! We always cook a huge dinner, enjoy a bottle of wine and watch a few shows from the week. I love our Sunday nights!

Kelly said...

That looks gorgeous. I've never been to that restaurant either, but perhaps I'll have to check it out next time I am in the Twin Cities

I don't have a Sunday tradition yet, but a friend and I are thinking about getting our friends together on a regular basis for Sunday dinners.

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