It’s Lent Again


It’s that time of the year again Lent has arrived and it is the time of year where we try and figure out what to cook on Fridays and other meatless days during this Holy season. Its hard enough for me to give up something and stick to it but this is the time of the year where we ponder what Jesus gave up for us and giving up meat on Fridays isn’t something to difficult for us when you think about the meaning of this season, but I always have a problem figuring out something to cook. I am not a big seafood eater but Tim is. I will eat either dairy or vegan on Fridays this Lent but Tim my Big meat and potatoes guy will have seafood.

He is my Seafood dish tester. And the next several recipes got a thumbs up from Tim. So I hope ya’ll enjoy them as much as he did.

Pub-Style Scallops and Chips:

1 pound either fresh or frozen scallops

1 cup all purpose flour

2 tablespoons corn meal

1teaspoon baking soda

1 cup your favorite beer

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

salt and pepper to taste

1 egg, beaten

oil for frying

Pre heat the oil to 360 degrees. While the oil is heating up, mix together the salt, pepper,corn meal in a quart size storage bag. Set aside. Meanwhile in a medium bowl mix the remaining flour, baking soda. Whisk in the beer and egg, whisking till the batter is thin and smooth. Working quickly, add the scallops to the bag with the corn meal, shake to coat. Remove from the bag and shake off the excess flour. Dip the scallops into the batter a few at a time and immediately place into the hot oil. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Work in small batches and not overcrowd the fryer.

Serve immediately with your favorite fries.