Friday, May 18, 2012

Scallops O'Brien

I first learned to make the classic Irish dish of Potatoes O'Brien at a knife skills class, which was a birthday present from a friend of mine, we took the class together back in March! Kitchen Wares at 129 Newbury Street offers an informative hands on session of practicing how to properly cube a potato, dice an onion, slice a pepper and chop herbs. After class, I knew this simple vegetarian dish seasoned with fresh parsley, salt and pepper would make an appearance in my kitchen; Adam thought it needed a little something more. A topping of sauteed scallops later and our own twist on the original was created. We paired it with a balanced food friendly wine, Riff Pinot Grigio (Riff means reef in German), although the wine comes from Trentino Alto-Adige region of Italy, both German and Italian are spoken there. A minerality and bright acidity lent from the ancient soil teeming with the inherent fresh fruitiness of an Italian Pinot Grigio was a perfect accompaniment to the buttery scallops, soft potatoes and flavorful peppers and onions. 

Happy Friday, friends! Enjoy the weekend. 

11 comments:

Simply Life said...

I love the addition of scallops to this- great meal!

Cathleen said...

This looks delicious! My dinners are so plain, I've never even heard of scallops! :(
Knife skills class? I'm so intrigues, I never knew they had a class for that, what a great gift!

Natasha Price said...

This dish sounds amazing with scallops, awesome!

Elizabeth said...

A knife skills class is such a cool gift!

Megan said...

The potatoes O'Brien look awesome! You can tell those knife skills paid off.

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

This dish sounds excellent - I'd love to make it with shrimp!

Meghan said...

Those potatoes sound really good!

Michelle Collins said...

Sounds, and looks, like a great, healthy meal!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

What a great way to prepare scallops, Daisy! This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing. Also, I'm having a ChicWrap giveaway today that you should enter!

kfenton917 said...

Knife skills, hand cut cubed potatoes, and a yummy topping of scallops paired with the perfect wine! You shine!

Ameena said...

Love scallops...this looks delicious. And your knife skills? Very impressive.