Scallops with Crispy Prosciutto, Peas, Pickled Strawberries, and Mustard

Scallops with Crispy Prosciutto, Peas, Pickled Strawberries, and Mustard

Welp, it’s Monday. Ugh. Thank goodness I have a fabulous ocean-side vacay to look forward to in 2 weeks (!) . I know that wont help your Monday blues but it’s seriously the only thing that got me out of bed this morning. Hopefully you can find your vacation-type energy to get you through Monday as well. Maybe this Scallops with Crispy Prosciutto, Pea Puree, Pickled Strawberries, and Mustard recipe will help.

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Szechuan Crusted Tuna with Summer Melon and Peach

Szechuan Crusted Tuna with Summer Melon and Peach

Fish Week at the Farmstead house continues! And I’m probs going to confuse a few people with this dish. If you remember yesterday’s post I mentioned that fruits and vegetables that grow together, go together (despite the bizarre-ness of combining sweet fruit with savory dishes). What that means is that all fruits grown within the same season as a vegetable should pair perfectly. So when a Summer melon is combined with peaches and cucumber, (like in this Szechuan Crusted Tuna with Summer Melon and Peach dish), they should balance and contrast each other enough to make a beautifully composed dish. I get that maybe the peach, melon, cucumber pairing isn’t the most confusing part of this dish for you. But bear with me…

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Fish Tacos with Strawberry and Corn Pico de Gallo

Fish Tacos with Strawberry and Corn Pico de Gallo

If you caught yesterday’s post you’ll know that my wife and I have found ourselves in the middle of a seafood binge. I mean, you cant blame us. The simplicity and bold flavors associated with great seafood dishes are hard to pass up, especially now as the weather is getting warmer. And duh, it’s Tuesday, so obviously “fish week” (like Shark Week but way less scary), had to include tacos! And I betcha never had a fish taco like my Fish Tacos with Strawberry and Corn Pico de Gallo.

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Charred Vadouvan Octopus with Grilled Watermelon and Salsa Verde

Charred Vadouvan Octopus with Grilled Watermelon and Salsa Verde

For whatever reason, my wife and I have been on a heavy (and delicious) seafood kick lately. I suppose all of these bright and refreshing dishes are thanks to the beautiful Summer weather we’ve been having. The countdown to our Key Largo/Miami beach vacation the end of this month might also be to blame. I CANNOT wait for all of that fresh ceviche and stone crabs! But since that trip is still a few weeks away, we are finding respite from our daily schedules in these tasty seafood dishes. And man oh man, one of my faves is this Charred Vadouvan Octopus with Grilled Watermelon and Salsa Verde.

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Slow Roasted Salmon with Spicy Fennel-Asparagus Salad

Slow Roasted Salmon with Spicy Fennel-Asparagus Salad

You know I love a good salmon dish, but this Slow Roasted Salmon with Spicy Fennel-Asparagus Salad is a doozy. Not in the overly complicated, spend all day in the kitchen, with a bazillion techniques and steps kinda way. No, its a doozy in the I-got-dinner-prepped-so-fast-I-was-able-to-take-a-nap kinda way. I even mentioned to my wife during the meal that I was shocked it tasted so good. “Why wouldn’t it taste good??”, she asked. Because I barely did anything to it! Just goes to show you that as long as you have great ingredients, and handle them with care, you dont need to do much to make them taste great.

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Grilled Turkey Burger with Basil-Peach Compote

I dont know about you but I’ve been really jonesing to pull out the grill for good. I know I’ve tinkered with it a little already this year but nothing screams Summer more to me than having that grill as a key focal point of my yard. And is there any better way to christen the grilling season than a burger?? OK so maybe a turkey burger doesn’t hit that sweet spot for you initially but wait until you try my Grilled Turkey Burger with Basil-Peach Compote. Seriously, it’ll change your view of turkey burgers for good.

Yes, I know that dry turkey burgers dont get you into the warm Summer, beach going, outside-all-day spirit like a juicy 80/20 beef burger does. But maybe that’s because you haven’t had that juicy, flavor-packed turkey burger that all turkey burgers aspire to be. All it takes is a few more steps and a little more attention to detail and I guarantee you’ll have the turkey burger that you thought was only possible in your dreams.

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Basil And Olive Oil Macerated Raspberry Ice Cream

Basil And Olive Oil Macerated Raspberry Ice Cream

It is officially the beginning of Summer!!! And you know what that means? Lots and LOTS of ice cream. And since I live with two ice cream enthusiasts, making homemade ice cream is not only a joy but a monthly (if not weekly) occurrence. If you haven’t made ice cream from scratch before, you’re really missing out! Homemade ice cream has a texture unlike anything you get from a store. Plus you get the opportunity to play around with all kinds of unique flavors!! Like this Basil and Olive Oil Macerated Raspberry Ice Cream.

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