Seared scallops with roasted potatoes


It was a Friday afternoon and the same old question came up…..What do you have planned for dinner?  Well honestly, I didn’t have a plan, but hubby did.  There are a couple of easy roasted potato recipes out there that have just a few ingredients and flavors that pack a punch.  One is using the Lipton Onion Soup mix and this recipe using Hidden Valley Ranch dried dressing mix.  Hubby thought that these roasted potatoes would taste good with a scallop dish we have been making for a few years now.  
Roasted Potatoes
2 lbs. small red potatoes, quartered
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 (1 oz.) packet Hidden Valley® Original Ranch®, dressing mix

  • Place potatoes in a gallon-size Food Storage Bag and add oil; seal bag. Toss to coat. Add Dressing & Seasoning Mix and toss again until coated. Bake in ungreased baking pan at 450°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are brown and crisp.
Now for the grilled scallops with roasted red peppers.  These scallops were created by hubby too.  When we can find some good sea scallops on sale, we the season them with a little salt, pepper, fresh lemon juice and lemon zest.  The scallops are them threaded on a scewer with roasted red pepper slices.  The grill is prepped by brushing it with olive oil to avoid sticking on the grates.  Carefully put the skewers on the grill and after 2 minutes turn using a set on barbeque tongs.  Grill for at least 2 more minutes or until done.

So working together we pulled off a pretty good dinner!  That is what team work in the kitchen is al about!  What is your plan for dinner?

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