Wednesday, August 13, 2008

birthday party... trader joe's style...

as you know from my post last week.... Trade Joe's is one of my favorite places....

So when SUPER Hubby turned the BIG 40 this weekend, I turned to my new favorite cookbook... cooking with with all things trader joe's...this cookbook rocks... all the ingredients can be found at Trader Joe's and it's a great way to find new uses for some of you favorite things...

I've made a few things, and this time i hit the appetizer section and drinks... YUMMY stuff... the big winner was the Prosciutto-wrapped Scallops...

  • 1 (1-lb) bag frozen New England Wild jumbo Scallops, thawed
  • 6 slices of Prosciutto cut lengthwise in half
  • 2 tbsp green olive tapenade or mixed olive bruschetta.
  1. preheat oven 375
  2. lightly pat scallops dry with a clean paper towel. Season scallops with the tapenade, making sure to coat all sides evenly.
  3. wrap each scallop with a bank of prosciutto. Place seam side down in the buttered baking dish or cookie sheet. Spread
  4. scallops 2 inches apart so that they roast and don't steam.
  5. bake for 15-16 minutes. Do NOT overcook, scallops are done when they are opaque and no longer translucent.
** Asian twist use mandarin chef sauce instead of tapenade...

My other favorite are the Peanutty Sesame Noodles... to die for... and my kids gobble it up....

If you love trader joe's... you must get this BOOK. Click on photo to go directly to amazon and buy... If you already have it tell me what you favorite is.

8 thoughts:

Wendi said...

I have no idea what Trader Joes is...but everyone raves about it.
I. must. find. one.
Thanks for the yummy recipe!
My hubby turned 40 today!

anti-supermom said...

We just got a Trader Joes last year, but the parking it a pain. Perhaps it's worth it though?

Allison R said...

I don't know what Trader Joes is, but it has to be good. The recipe looks delicious. Can't wait to try it.

Carol said...

I am desperate to try scallops.

Maybe I'll use your recipe for my first taste. Sounds yummy.

Jenny said...

i just love trader joes! they are awesome!

The White House said...

Now I am a fan of Two Buck Chuck, and I think Trader Joe's is one of the only place you can find that tasty and cheap wine!

Mamasphere said...

How on earth did I not know about this cookbook?! I need one!

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

OH MY! A cookbook? We love it there - even drive 45 minutes to the closest one.

BUT, we are getting one here sometime around October! I guess good things come to those who wait . . . patiently. In the meantime, I'm going to have to order a cookbook for my mom and for me.

LOVE LOVE LOVE my TJ's!