Pardon our French…
TODAY IS NATIONAL COQUILLES ST. JACQUES DAY!
So St. James/Jacques apparently was associated with the scallop shell symbol. He saved some dude who was covered in scallops (right?) and the legend made the association happen. Of course, we can leave it to the French to take something Catholic and something seafood and make a dish out of it.
Today we used Ina Garten’s recipe to make this dish. And, honestly, days like today we are very glad to have started on this FHC journey. Despite the price of the scallops and time investment to cook, it had us making something we would have never made at home otherwise, and likely would have never had the opportunity to eat when not at home. So thanks, barefoot lady!
Our house smells like scallops.
This thing was SO GOOD. We really toned down the richness from the recipe and it was still phenomenal. It’s cheesy and goopy, and you get that bread crumb topping that hits the right notes of crispiness… And when you’re lucky enough to nab one of the giant scallops, your mouth starts singing and your body starts dancing. Magical. We had some for ourselves, set aside some for leftovers (both for us, and to share with SPom and SPad), and shared some with SP‘s friends. They all loved it, too.
Gonna go dream of scallops now.
Tomorrow is National Cherry Cobbler Day and National Walnut Day!