The Leftover Diaries: Volume IV

After the Pan Frying Challenge I had to leave town for a few days and had to leave my beautiful fresh (never-frozen) scallops behind.  I threw them in the freezer so at least they would keep a few days longer, but once I returned I realized that the beautiful texture that one gets with fresh scallops would be ruined after a weekend in the chill chest.  Not having to worry about the texture of the scallops, I set out to use the flavor of the scallop in a different sort of way, which led me to the above – Scallop manicotti.

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The Leftover Diaries: Volume II

When a recipe give you lemons…make lemon-infused olive oil.  If you’re making a recipe that calls for the juice of a lemon but leaves the flavorful peel behind, why not try your hand and making your own infused olive oil (its cheaper than buying specialty infused oils in the store and doesn’t involve preservatives and artificial flavors).  It … Continue reading