Fancy scallops dinner. 12/31/20

Last post, last dinner of 2020! I am hoping for a healthy, happier 2021. Putting 2020 in the rear-view mirror deserves a festive dinner so John and I recreated our favorite from the now defunct Oak City Grill. Scallops always seem celebratory to me because they are so delicious and these scallops come accompanied with braised leeks, mashed potatoes, and asparagus!

Seared scallops, mashed potatoes, braised leeks, and asparagus

John did his usual perfect job of searing the scallops and I prepared the vegetables. I knew we had some leftover onion dip in the refrigerator so I put it in the potatoes I was mashing. Stroke of genius! They came out really delicious. Cleaning leeks is a dirty business but braising them makes them so sweet. The asparagus took almost no time in a little water and butter. So we ended up with a fine dinner and a bottle of white burgundy to say hello to 2021. Happy New Year!

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