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What’s for Dinner: Seafood Stew with Sausage, Tomatoes, Herbs and Wine

I’ve actually been on the road all week, so there actually hasn’t been much “What’s for Dinner” to post. Before I left, however, I made a couple big batches of food for my sweetie to eat while I was away. One was the sausage and lentil stew I posted about earlier. I still had about a pound of sausage defrosted after making that, so I wanted to use that up in something else but with a lighter touch than just more meat. I had some small scallops and other fish in my freezer so I searched around for a stew or soup of some kind to use them all, something different from a paella I’d otherwise make.

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Ginger Scallop Stir-Fry with Leeks and Mixed Vegetables

A Quick and Easy Stir-Fry Recipe For Any Night of the Week
I love stir-fry cooking when I want to get a meal on the table fast–and also perhaps use up odds and ends of vegetables in a tasty way that has lots of variety and nutritional power. Scallops are perfect for stir-frying as they cook so quickly, and they’re fast to defrost, too, if you happen to have some in your freezer. But the flavor of scallops is subtle enough that you don’t want to drown them out with too many spices and herbs. That’s why a simple sauce of ginger, garlic, citrus and soy works so well, and the delicate flavor of leeks instead of stronger onions are a nice choice with scallops.

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