Tuesday, August 14, 2012

French Tuesdays…Warm Scallop Salad with Corn, Nectarines, and Basil

The delectable Warm Scallop Salad with Corn, Nectarines, and Basil
Phew! What a week I've had! Hosting my 4 year old twin grandsons and 8 year old granddaughter was great fun and...very exhausting!!  We visited the NJ State Fair, ate fair food and rode many rides!  We made an excursion through an old Zinc mine, where the kids saw wonderful mineral colors exposed by Blue Light.  I baked with Josie instead of Julia! We had many fun adventures to add to our memory box! The food for the week was simple and kid friendly…no scallops in sight! So I decided to make my French Friday Scallop Salad on Monday!
Enjoying a puppet show at the State Fair
Baking with Josie!!
Josie’s teapot…her favorite cookie
This salad was sophisticated, elegant and scrumptious. It was definitely worth the time it took to pull it together.  Corn is at it’s peak here in New Jersey! Delicious and so sweet! Perfect for eating in this salad!  So, I stopped by my local farm stand and picked some up the day before.  Fresh corn is a staple in my house durning the summer…my grandkids really loved eating it each night for dinner!   I shucked the corn early in the day and refrigerated it.  I then made my lime dressing, which took less than 5 minutes.  The basil coulis also came together quickly.  The basil and tomatoes were picked fresh from my garden!  Perfect!! With all components made and refrigerated, the salad was a breeze to put together.  When dinner time rolled around I grilled my scallops and nectarines, then put this wonderful salad together!
Dorie’s Warm Scallop Salad was enjoyed by both my husband and me!  It was declared "a keeper” by my husband!  I really enjoyed the delectable taste of the lime dressing with the corn…so fresh tasting! Another winner for Dorie!
This recipe can be found here at Epicurious and also in Dorie Greenspans book Around My French Table!

Lovely tomatoes from my garden
Fresh corn….so wonderful
Such a beautiful fresh salad
I will be making this again…and again!!


  1. Your salad photos are making me hungry! Looks like you enjoyed a busy and fun time with your adorable grandchildren;-) We made it to Eataly, thanks so much for your review- we walked around in amazement and had lunch- what a cool place;-)

  2. Oh, Kathy, your Post made my heart sing and, I must admit, I felt your exhaustion. But, you had your priorities right, of course, putting FFWD on the back burner. Not a scallop lover so I passed last Friday (I made Salt) but I think I missed the boat. The other ingredients, as you point out, are so luscious right now that I should have thrown a chicken breast, jumbo shrimp or salmon on top and called it my salad. I especially like that you cut up your nectarines rather than 1/2ed them - looks prettier on the plate. Lovely Post and darling-looking grandchildren.

  3. The salad looks so bright and colorful:) I agree, it was very good! Your grandchildren are beautiful. It looks like everyone had a good time.

  4. What a fun adventure! Your salad looks wonderful & your photos are top-notch!

  5. What a delicious recipe! I'd never think to combine these ingredients.

  6. Such a fun week for you and such beautiful grandchildren. The fair sounds like fun and doing it with the
    kids makes it more so. Your salad look delicious, and I agree that the corn is wonderful at this time. Hubby and I
    are in our glory eating it now. I just found a new recipe for cream corn made with goat cheese. It was
    fantastic. Have a great week.

  7. That looks like the perfect "grown-up" meal to enjoy after time eating kid food. And I loved that you made cookies with your granddaughter! Those are memories she will keep with her always.

  8. Beautiful grandbabies - you definitely spent your time in the right place :-)
    The salad is lovely, but it can't hold a candle to those shining faces.

  9. Wow that looks wonderful...you always have such a way with putting it all together and taking a fabulous photo of it.

  10. I just made mine yesterday...whoa, was it fantastic! I wish I had your garden tomatoes, but it was pretty darn tasty even with the grocery store variety. Beautifully done, Kathy...and I love the photos of you with your grandchildren :)

  11. I love your family photos :D
    And what a stunning dish!

    Choc Chip Uru

  12. I feel bad for missing this 'priceless' post and photos of your amazing salad with your homegrown heirloom tomatoes...wish I could have just one forkful of the delicious salad. Thanks for sharing the photos of your beautiful grandchildren and the fun time they had. Looks like your precious granddaughter is following your footsteps in her baking skills:D
    Glad I tracked back to see what I may have missed!

  13. Kathy, such great pictures of your grand-children, I am sure that you all had a more than wonderful time together, visiting the State Fair, baking and cooking together...sounds wonderful and the pictures of your happy grand-children speak for themselves. I love pictures of kids and grand-kids! And, of course, you made one wonderful and delicious looking summery salad - it looks like a real winner with all these fresh vegetables and fruit. Fantastic!

  14. Great looking salad, and what a cute teapot cookie!

  15. I'm glad you were able to make this salad. I agree that it's a keeper. It's much simpler to make than it appears on paper. The corn here is at its peak too. So delicious. I loved that it was raw in the salad, the sweetness shined. Looks like you had a wonderful visit with your grandchildren and sent them home with lots of memories.

  16. The salad looks very tasty and very healthy too. We have sooo much corn right now...