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.


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. 


We served it with the Sobon Estate Viognier. 


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?


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.