Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dinner For My Valentine


Bev was in Gatlinburg at our time share with her sister on Valentine’s Day and when she came home the next night we had a meal of sautéed scallops, prosciutto wrapped filet mignon, and Spinach Maria (from the freezer).

The nice sea scallops were given a light coating of oil then Emeril’s Essence and grilled while being basted with melted butter.  The steaks got a coating of oil and Montreal Steak Seasoning and were wrapped in Benton’s prosciutto which I’d soaked a little to remove some of the salt and soften it a bit.

The scallops came out just right and I nailed the steak cooking (Thermapen wins again) but will stick with bacon when wrapping in the future.  We all preferred the bacon flavor (no brainer for me as it’s my favorite meat on the planet) and the prosciutto was too dry to be wrapped without breaking – but it was worth a try.  We washed it all down with a bottle of good red wine and called it a successful valentine’s date.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.

Larry

2/15/13 meal date 

19 comments:

  1. Delicious looking surf and turf dinner Larry. Always a good choice for Valentine's day.
    Sam

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  2. Wow, what a great Valentine's meal indeed.... and yay for the perfectly done steak! I know how extremely hard that can be at times :)

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  3. We had scallops for Valentines Day also. No steak darnit. We had been eating so rich the days before, we decided to keep it lighter. Have you blogged about the spinach? I'll have to do a search. My digital thermometer broke at the end of grilling season, I have to get a new one. You must recommend the thermopen? Great looking meal Larry.

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  4. I haven been craving scallops and can't wait until it's warm enough to sit on the deck with a bottle of wine and seafood and steaks on the grill. Very nice dinner! The spinach looks good too :)

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  5. Larry, Now that was a beautiful Valentine's Day dinner! Great looking steak and scallops...plus the spinach. Laurie and I both agree on the bacon! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  6. I have a sudden craving for steak and scallops even though it's 8:00 am. What a great Valentine's Day meal for your sweetheart Larry.

    I am with you - bacon is one of my very favorite meats on the planet too.

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  7. Beautiful dinner for the one you love....

    Velva

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  8. This does look like a perfect (and delicious) Valentine Dinner. The steak look great, but I could really go for those scallops.

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  9. Fabulous Valentine's Dinner. I'd LOVE it. As does George, as much as I love steak, my fav would be those big scallops... YUM.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. Valentine's Day is good no matter what the actual date of the celebration is! I actually love the little tiny scallops, lightly sauteed. But steak wrapped in bacon? That might just be the best idea ever.

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  11. That's what I call a proper Valentine's Day dinner! I don't recall seeing your spinach recipe before and can't wait to try it. It looks alike a perfect side for a steak (I prefer a bacon wrap too).

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  12. You are too modest. It sounds like a perfect Valentine's date :-). What a feast. I'm sure your Valentine was most appreciative. Have a wonderful weekend, Larry. Blessings...Mary

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  13. Wow that's a great Valentine meal!

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  14. Your Valentine's meal looks divine and I'm with you on the bacon!

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  15. It sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine meal...surf and turf is a favorite of mine. I'm going to have to buy a thermopen...if you like it then I need it.

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  16. That is a straight up delicious meal, Larry, all of it are some of my favorites! Especially the spinach Maria, that is got to be one of my top 5 veggie dishes.

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  17. Wow, looks perfect to me! I agree about prosciutto - not my favorite. Give me bacon any time :)

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