Scallop Po-Boys with Garlic Aioli

I love seafood, but I don’t get to make it too often because my family is picky when it comes to fish (shellfish or otherwise)

I took a chance with this one but my husband ended up loving it! Maybe it had something to do with the frying, or the garlic aioli, but whatever it was…scallops!Scallop Po-Boy

Bay Scallop Po-Boys with Garlic Aioli
Adapted fromĀ Everyday Food, July/August 2008

Prepare this New Orleans-style classic with record-breaking speed: Scallops are naturally moist, so you can skip the usual egg in the breading.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges, for serving
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Hot sauce, to taste
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound bay scallops, patted dry
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, such as safflower
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 4 lettuce leaves

Directions

In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, teaspoon paprika, and hot sauce; season with salt and pepper. Set spicy mayo aside.

In a medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs, flour, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon paprika; season with salt and pepper. Add scallops, and toss to coat.

In a medium nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Working in two batches, fry scallops, tossing occasionally, until golden and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer scallops to a paper-towel-lined plate; season with salt.

Dividing evenly, spread inside of buns with spicy mayo. Top with a lettuce leaf, then scallops. Serve po boys immediately, with lemon wedges.

Kids Menu – Breaded Chicken Wraps with Feta

Sometimes you need some help getting dinner on the table. This quick wrap is dedicated to those kind of nights!

Kids Meal 1

The fun thing about these wraps is that you can make an adult version with a few quick substitutions. Frank’s Red Hot Sauce instead of Ketchup, add some onions (my kids aren’t big fans) and you’ve got a spicy wrap that will satisfy you just as much as your kids will love theirs.

Adjust the quantities based on how many wraps you have to prepare.

Breaded Chicken Wraps

Ingredients

  • Breaded Chicken Strips (I used the all white meat strips from the freezer section for convenience, but feel free to prepare your own from scratch)
  • Shredded Carrot
  • Shredded Cucumber
  • Hummus
  • Crumbled Feta
  • Ketchup
  • Large Whole Wheat Tortilla

DirectionsKids Meal 2

Layer all the ingredients onto the tortilla and roll it up, flipping the bottom end in first so nothing falls out.

Enjoy!