In any case, I plan on the fly a lot. I go to the store - see what strikes my fancy....see what matches up with a sale and my wallet or I scope out what I haven't had in a while....Then on the drive home, I make up a possibility or two in my dreamy crazy detox mind.
As a success strategy - I always have on hand a few bags of frozen cauliflower florets, coconut oil (duh) and any variety of fresh herbs and greens. Most people are afraid to experiment with herbs. Don't be. Crisping any herb in coconut oil is always a winner. Make 'em crunchy. Make 'em salty. Make 'em often. You cannot screw them up!
Greens are your anti-oxidant nutrient super power - use them ALWAYS to pack vitamins, minerals, fiber, prebiotics, volume, color and healing!!!! This is your key to energy, health and weight loss.
- 1 lb bay scallops – unprocessed
- 1 lb bag frozen cauliflower or 1 large head cauliflower – steamed
- Coconut oil for cooking
- Fresh herbs – such as big leaf basil and sage
- Coconut milk or 4 oz goat cheese
- Garlic – minced
- 1 shallot - minced
- Grass fed butter or ghee for cooking scallops
- Sea salt, pepper
- Greens of your choice – see below
As cauliflower is steaming - sear scallops in cast iron skillet with butter – making sure not to crowd them to avoid steaming. This takes about 2 minutes per side – no more. Set aside. Sautee minced garlic and minced shallot. Set aside. Crisp the leaves of 1 bunch basil/sage in coconut oil. Set aside. Steam the cauliflower – place in food processor or blend in pan or bowl with mixer – adding a little coconut milk and – if desired for creaminess and flavor – 4 oz soft organic herbed or plain goat cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.
Toss the scallops back into skillet with garlic and shallots and quickly warm. Serve over a pureed cauliflower and top with crispy herbs.
*You can also make crispy kale sauté (de-stem kale and cut into thin short ribbons and crisp in coconut oil and sea salt) or wilt baby spinach.
*This recipe also works with diced chicken, shrimp, diced pork tenderloin or mini steak or lamb tips.