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Scallop Vegetable Kabob with Green Velvet Cilantro Sauce

By July 7, 2013 February 14th, 2017 4 Comments
Hello from the deserts of Arizona!
It’s hot.
Real hot.
Too hot to cook inside.
Perfect for grilling kabobs.  This is my first time ever cooking kabobs.  What took? It was delicioso.  Thank you, Heather Rogers for this amazing recipe!
Begin with Scallops, Onion, Green Pepper, and Porcini Mushrooms.  And I don’t even love mushrooms, but I loved these.
The quandry:  Frozen packaged scallops or fresh scallops from the deli?  The quandry was the big price difference.  I ended up getting half a pound of big, juicy, freshly caught scallops from the deli, and the small, frozen, packaged scallops for the cherubs.  The frozen were still tasty.


Pour on the easy and delicious Green Velvet Cilantro Sauce..isn’t that a lovely name?  The tumeric turned it that golden yellow.  Cilantro flecked it green.  I love summertime cilantro.  Amazing health benefits of the golden tumeric Here and Here.
This kabob is brimming with heart healthy goodness, loaded with vitamins and minerals.  And of course it tastes wonderful, or we wouldn’t be eating it would we?


Mmmmm….it was fun to experiment with a fish kabob rather than chicken or steak.  Or rabbit or squirrel.  Nelson is still setting traps after scout camp; he says rabid squirrel tastes the best.  Thank you, scout leader, for such inspiration.


The longer the merinade sits, the more flavorful it will be.  I just like looking at all the colors.


Time to grill it up


It mere minutes, you too, can eat such delicacies
Scallop Vegetable Kabobs
Big Juicy Scallops (deli or frozen)
Onion, chopped in squares
Green Pepper, chopped in squares
Porcini Mushrooms
Green Velvet Cilantro Sauce
Adapted from The Reluctant Gourmet
1 piece ginger (about 2 oz), peeled and chopped
1 bunch cilantro, stemmed
1 Tbsp garlic (fresh or jarred)
1 cup coconut milk
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp ground tumeric
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.  Or, just stir like I did 🙂
Pour on top of kabobs and merinate.  I had an hour, but starting in the morning would be even better.  These grilled up nice and fast – about 15-20 minutes, until the scallops were slightly golden, but still soft and juicy.
Happy Weekend, and may your grilling be wonderful.




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