Last Sunday I made grilled scallops and grilled asparagus for dinner. I found the recipe from a Penzeys Spices catalog. I love Penzeys, their spices have a much more fragrant smell and stronger taste than McCormick. If there's a Penzeys close to where you live, I highly recommend buying spices from them. The supermarket brands just don't have the same zing.
Anyway, here's the recipe. Enjoy!
8 large sea scallops, rinsed well (You can probably use as many as twelve though.)
4 teaspoons sugar substitute or 2 teaspoons regular sugar (I used the regular sugar.)
2-3 fresh garlic cloves, minced or 1/2-3/4 teaspoons Penzeys Minced Garlic (I used the regular cloves)
2 green onions, minced
1 teaspoon Hungarian-Style Sweet Paprika (Penzeys)
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4-1 teaspoon ground pepper to taste
Wash scallops and pat dry. Brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Combine the sugar or sugar alternative, garlic, green onions, paprika, 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper. Mix well.
1 lb. bunch asparagus
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon Sunny Spain or Florida Seasoned Pepper (both from Penzeys, I used Sunny Spain)
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
Since I don't have an outdoor grill and the scallop sauce made a mess on my little indoor grill I used a deep frying pan. I put the 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in the pan and let it warm. I then put in the asparagus and cooked it until it was soft but not mushy.
Once finished, I put it in a casserole dish and tossed with seasoned cheese topping.
The whole meal came out great and I will definitely be making this again in the future.