[Sca-cooks] Thanks to Huette...

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 19:30:37 PDT 2009

Funny, Phillip is the same way, though he grew up in Virginia down near the
coast (Portsmouth, VA).  But he had a bad allergic reaction to some shrimp
and refused to eat it until he took up with me and found out that there are
other kinds of shellfish than shrimp...though he even eats that now!!  He
still won't eat oysters 'cause he says he knows what they eat!!

But thanks again!!


On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 7:46 PM, Huette von Ahrens <ahrenshav at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Thank you Kiri!  I am glad you liked it!  Yes, I think that it would be
> fine without the gnocchi.  I was trying for a balanced, all-in-one casserole
> [i.e. protein+starch+veggies]  Gnocchi is a very bland pasta, but adds an
> interesting texture and contrast to the dish.  It also gives you a good sop
> for the sauce.  I got my Calvados from BevMo but it works well with apple
> brandy too.  I haven't tried it with hard apple cider yet, though.  That
> might work also.  I am very happy with how the strong apple flavor doesn't
> fight with the spinach and doesn't overwhelm the scallops.  I originally
> made it with heavy cream, but the second time I made it, I found I was out
> of cream and substituted sour cream instead.  I think that sour cream adds a
> better flavor and so I only use sour cream now.
> And thank you for posting the recipe for me.
> Interesting side story.  Hroar told me before we got married that he hated
> shellfish.  But that was probably because he was from the MidWest and didn't
> have access to really fresh shellfish.  Since you and I live on coasts,
> albeit opposite coasts, we have access to fresh-of-the-boat shellfish.
>  Hroar has changed his mind about shellfish, or at least the dishes that I
> make.
> Huette

More information about the Sca-cooks mailing list