By Request

So the wife comes home from the store the other day armed with a tub of fat scallops and a pack of good bacon, and suggests that it would be a good idea if I wrapped the former in the latter. I did, fastening them with rosemary (perfect, because a bunch of branches on the plant just died to due the unhappy combination of underwatering and proximity to the radiator.) I put them on circles of the curried cauliflower-dashi gel and dribbled a pan sauce of agave, soy, and all the bacony goodness over them.

As good as they were, the next morning a few leftover ones chopped into scrambled eggs with truffle oil and rolled up in a tortilla with some sambal for breakfast were absolutely insanity-inducing.

True story.

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookGoogle+Pin on Pinterestshare on TumblrShare on RedditShare on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponEmail to someone



  1. cook eat FRET
    March 1

    and a good one too…

    something about scallops and cauliflower… and thyme – just sends me. but the rosemary bacon version with your pan sauce sounds wonderful.

    sometimes your combinations confuse me but insanity-inducing is hard to question.

  2. Brittany
    March 1

    such an obliging husband. I can practically taste the nommy pan sauce.

    The cauliflower-dashi gel thingy is harder for my food imagination to conjur up, but not because it doesn’t sound delicious.

    I would totally order that.

  3. Peter M
    March 1

    I think she’ll kick you out of bed just to get you to serve her another brekkie in bed.

    Dessert? (evil grin)

  4. Heather
    March 1

    Looks like your wife has been reading Jamie Oliver cookbooks.

    And “ew” at El Greco commenting on your sex life.

  5. The Spiteful Chef
    March 1

    What gellifying agent do you use? That almost looks like an agar agar concoction.

  6. Hannah
    March 2

    I just finished reading through your archives while I was housesitting this weekend and I wanted to say that I really enjoy reading about the wonderful things you do with food.

    I especially enjoy that you use everything.

    Thank you so much for being an inspiration.

  7. lisa
    March 2

    I want that breakfast taco on the menu at my local coffee house.

  8. We Are Never Full
    March 2

    i don’t believe it.

    if anyone but you mentioned how you used the leftovers i’d laugh. but you saying it, i’m writing this down.

  9. peter
    March 2

    Claudia: It is easily induced in me, and it’s a short trip.

    Brittany: But you’d skip out on the check, wouldn’t you.

    Peter: I’ll never tell.

    Blanche: She doesn’t read cookbooks ever.

    Kristie: Agar it was. You win the stuffed penguin.

    Hannah: Wow, thanks. You deserve a medal for wading through all of that.

    Lisa: Oh, man, would they clean up.

    Amy: Bacon and sambal. You heard it here first.

Comments are closed.