Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Capellini of Scallop

Welcome to LC's 100th Post Tuesday

Maybe the 100th post on LC merits more pomp and circumstance, but just got back from a LONG weekend getaway with the Lawyer...and I am beat.

Thank you to everyone that supported Tanantha and I with our joint guest post on Saturday.  It was a blast being involved.

Enjoy...

Capellini of Scallop



When creating a dish I strive for balance and harmony throughout. Rarely will I put something on a plate that cannot be eaten; in this case I made an exception and used the scallop shell for presentation. To secure the shell in place the base of the dish is a Wakame, or seaweed salad. Now, one of the ingredients used in making my Wakame is rice wine vinegar. I used the same rice wine vinegar to make the butter emulsion sauce that the leeks cooked in. That is what I mean by harmony within a dish. The rest of the course is white wine capellini pasta, fresh savory, and the pan-roasted sea scallop.

By the way, for anyone who is yet to see this one...

Sablefish Mojito Ceviche



That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!

37 comments:

  1. Hope you had a wonderful time with your lovely lawyer :) and congrats on your 100th post!

    How lovely to revisit what is in my opinion, two of your most beautiful creations! The presentation in each case is breathtaking and so very elegant. If presented with both and asked to choose, I would not be able to!!

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  2. Two beautiful dishes again Lazaro. You never cease to fail to amaze me with your lovely presentation time and time again. I love the combination of ingredients in the scallop dish. We made scallops this weekend too but the presentation was nowhere close to being as eyecatching as yours. The sablefish dish in very intriguing as well. Hope you and the lawyer had a wonderful getaway.

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  3. Congrats on your 100th post! Well done and thank you for all the lovely recipes. Beautiful dishes here. Love the presentation.

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  4. Congratulations on your 100th post, I'm so happy to have "met" you and appreciate your great recipes, beautiful presentation and jovial personality...Blessings.

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  5. Lazaro
    Well done, your dishes are so unique and elegant.
    Great work.
    Well done to your 100th Post ♥

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  6. You are starting my day well--two delicious-looking dishes. As an aside, I really like seaweed salad but have no idea where to find the seaweed appropriate to use. The grocery stores that I frequent in the Chicago area (Whole Foods, Fox and Obel, Treasure Island, Jewel) only have the dried and I cannot get it to reconstitute like the restaurants do. Help?

    You recently asked about Oliver. He's doing really well. Of the three dalmatians that we have lived with and loved, he's the best mannered and extremely loving. He's a big hit in the neighborhood. Thanks for asking.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  7. Sounds like you had a fun trip!

    I love how you carried the rice vinegar throughout the dish. Very unifying!

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  8. perfect presentation......all it needs is a pearl hidden beneath all that goodness!

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  9. Happy 100, Lazaro!! You don't need much pomp and circumstance with a dish like that. It's actually quite right as your 100th post: simple, straight forward, beautifully presented and, I have to imagine, quite tasty. That's all you need, my friend!

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  10. Lazaro, I think you can be forgiven for using the scallop shell, after all, that's how they come naturally, although most people wouldn't know what a scallop shell actually does look like in this country as rarely do you get seafood in its natural state. How often do you see whole fish? Or shrimps with their heads on?! I wish you did, I don't understand why they do that in this country as I would think it would cost more to process. The scallop looks delicious but I would need more than one!

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  11. Congratulations on your 100th post. The scallop dish is outstanding and of course so is the ceviche.
    Sam

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  12. It seems we have both broken 100 around the same time.. congrats to you and your wonderful blog. I think the scallop shell is perfect and adds to the tier effect of the presentation. it is, after all, the way the scallop arrives naturally!! Delicious!! Hope you had a lovely break with your lawyer!

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  13. Lazaro, I'm loving the scallop capellini- a marriage of some of my favorite things
    xoxo Pattie

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  14. 100th post! so exciting. congrats on that and these lovely dishes.

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  15. Congrats on you 100th post and I am looking forward to many more! Perfect dish with a perfect presentation! It's stunning!

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  16. Hi Lazaro - that is just too lovely. I like the shell. I think the only time that sort of thing is a problem is when it is questionable as to whether the item is edible or not, clearly the shell is not edible, and makes for a whimsical presentation.
    Congratulations and best wishes for continued success.
    LL

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  17. Lazaro, thanks for the seaweed information!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  18. Congrats on your 100th post! Both dishes look fantastic. Love the shell. I have a few of them too.

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  19. Congratulations on your 100th post. These dishes are truly divine.

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  20. Ack! I am behind ... so glad I caught your 100th post!! Here's to many more beautiful - and balanced - dishes!

    Cheers!!!!

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  21. We love scallops in my house, and I often serve them on some shells for presentation- love this whole dish, it is well balanced!

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  22. Hope you had a great time with the Lawyer :) Congrats on the 100th post Laz! Mine is still far from that haha. These two are my favorites. They look absolutely beautiful and so appetizing!

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  23. the presentation on these are beautiful! happy 100th!

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  24. Congrats on your milestone! And thanks for sharing your photos of two stunning dishes and your thoughtful comments about achieving harmony in a dish. Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

    eggy

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  25. Congratulations on #100!!! Whoo Hoo :-)
    This might be one of your best photographs and recipes, great way to celebrate your roll over into the next century of posts on Lazaro Cooks!

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  26. Congrats on your 100th what a gorgeous choice of seafood send me a boatload please!!

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  27. Congratulations on your 100th post! These dishes are both divine! They almost look too beautiful to eat. I love scallops, so I would have no problem cleaning my plate if this were on it. Nice job!

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  28. congrats with your 100 post!!! hehe. love the scallop. im a scallop lover :)

    have a lovely day
    jen @ www.passion4food.ca

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  29. Congrats! 100 posts!! *hi 5s*. Dedicated, informative, gorgeous posts. Can't wait til you hit the next milestone.
    Of course, both dishes you've showcased here look amazeballs. Gorgeous and now I'm super uber hungry ;)

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  30. Congrats on your 100th post! That scallop dish looks gorgeous and delicious and so does the second one with its amazing colors. Good job!

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  31. Congratulations, dear Lazaro!! You bring such joy and inspiration to us! :-)

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  32. congratulations on your 100th post my friend! and what a better way to celebrate it than with that gorgeous scallop. The shell does create a great presentation!
    all the best!

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  33. Both dishes looks fabulous! I love scallops and the shell totally adds something to the dish :) Congrats on 100! I'm coming up on mine soon as well!!

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  34. 100 posts! I must go back and see if they are all as beautiful as these two. GREG

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  35. Congrats on your 100th post! Love your blog!

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  36. I absolutely love your presentation of the scallop dish. It's gorgeous, Lazaro! I hope you had a fun weekend away (and congrats on your 100th post!)!

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  37. Those look fantastic! What a wonderful way to celebrate your 100th! Congrats, Lazaro...you really are one of the good ones!


    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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