It's the eighteenth edition of Saturday Blog Showcase - my, how time has flown! Join Ann (Thibeault's Table) and me in showcasing our fellow bloggers and their wonderful culinary creations. Check at the bottom of this post to find out how you can join in the fun!
This week, my blog pick of the week is The Catty Life. Her charming wit, stunning photography and delicious-looking food has me visiting her site often. Her Avocado & Mango Tower with Grilled Scallops definitely caught my eye. It's beautiful, delicious and quick - the perfect combination for Friday night after work.
Following TCL's directions (and improvising just a tad on my own), it was just a matter of a little dicing some avocado (which I mixed with a small glug of olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, and a bit of cilantro), and layering that in the bottom of a ring mold, dicing some mango (which I mixed with about 1/8 teaspoon of minced red chili), then layered that over the mango. While the avocado and mango were setting up in the mold, I salted and peppered some scallops and pan-seared them until they had a nice golden crust on each side, about 1-1/2 to 2 minutes per side. The sweet scallops and the buttery and not-too-sweet mango and avocado combination was amazing. You don't have to be as fussy as layering the mango and avocado - a nice salsa made of the same ingredients makes for a nice bed to beautifully-browned scallops. Thank you to The Catty Life!
To participate in Saturday Blog Showcase:
1.Make a recipe from a fellow blogger's website and share the recipe on your blog with a link back to the blog where you found the recipe.
2.Add the Saturday Blog Showcase logo to your post.
3.On Friday night or Saturday, link your post to Mr. Linky: