Friday, August 28, 2009

Birthday Dinner

When my husband and I first met *yikes* 23 years ago - okay we were really young ;) - he didn't eat anything. No vegetables, no ethnic foods, not even chicken... Boy has he changed - you name it he eats it or has at least tried it. One thing that has always been a favorite of his has been local seafood, prepared with a basic lemon butter sauce. So for his birthday, I made fresh flounder and day boat scallops topped with bread crumbs, a lemon butter white wine sauce, a sprinkle of paprika, and fresh parsley for serving. Smashed red potatoes and sauteed broccoli on the side. Simple and delicious.

As appetizers, I made grilled littlenck clams and eggplant, pesto, and tomato tarts that I saw on Stacey Snacks! So good - thanks Stacey!

For the Seafood:
Preheat oven to 400

In a small pot combine the following and simmer for 10 minutes.
1/2 stick butter
juice of half a lemon
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup white wine

Add seafood (I used flounder and scallops)to a baking dish. Sprinkle generously with dry bread crumbs. Pour the butter sauce over top and sprinkle lightly with paprika. Bake until the seafood is just cooked through and the butter sauce begins to bubble. Top with fresh parsley and serve with fresh lemon wedges. Enjoy!

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