Maryann's Birthday Party Menu
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I decided to jump in and get the party rolling a bit early. Since we haven't heard from Buzz just yet, I'm going to post my menu now and review on April 27. It's an easy one, so hopefully a few more people will join in. If it has already been reviewed, please let me know, as I have a back-up.

Sweet & Sour Scallops
Weeknight Menus 15 & 30 minute entrees
Total time: 25 minutes

For the sauce—
Combine:
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 T. Sriracha sauce
2 T. sugar
2 T. ketchup
2 T. hoisin sauce
2 T. fresh ginger, minced
2 T. garlic, minced

For the scallops:
1 ¼ lb. sea scallops
Dust with 3 T. cornstarch

Add; stir in:
1 ½ cups fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
1 cup red bell pepper, sliced into strips
1 cup sugar snap peas, blanched

Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and set aside.

Dust scallops with cornstarch. Heat oil in a large sauté pan until hot.
Fry scallops until golden brown on both sides, then transfer to a paper
towel lined-plate.

Add pineapple, bell pepper and peas. Stir fry for 2 minutes, then stir in
scallops and sauce mixture, bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes more.
Serve scallops over cooked rice and garnish with thinly sliced scallions
and chopped cashews.
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Pina Colada Granita
Makes 2 cups
Total time: 10 minutes + freezing

½ cup coconut rum (such as Malibu)
¼ cup pineapple juice
¼ cup fresh lime juice, strained
2 T. superfine sugar
1 T. minced fresh mint
½ cup boiling water

Combine rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, sugar, and mint into a small bowl and
Set aside. Stir boiling water into rum mixture until sugar dissolves. Transfer to a 9” metal or glass pan and freeze until solid, 2-3 hours, Scrape ice with a fork, then scoop
into serving dishes. Serve immediately.
Maryann

"Drink your tea slowly and reverently..."
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#12
  Re: Maryann's Birthday Party Menu by Mare749 (I decided to jump in...)
Yum! sounds good, Maryann - I'm in for sure.
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#13
  Re: Maryann's Birthday Party Menu by Mare749 (I decided to jump in...)
I'm definitely in.
Shannon
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#14
  Re: Re: Maryann's Birthday Party Menu by Dismc (I'm definitely in....)
I think I gave a quick review on the sweet & sour (though I didn't use scallops - I did chicken once and pork tenderloin once).

I'll be glad to do it with scallops this time. The granita sounds awesome right now actually - it's about 90 out right now.
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  Re: Re: Maryann's Birthday Party Menu by Trixxee (I think I gave a qui...)
OH Maryann, this sounds right up our alley!! I see they have scallops at Aldi now too. I'd love to do the granita, even tho it's not that warm here. YUM
Cis
Empress for Life
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  Re: Re: Maryann's Birthday Party Menu by farnfam (OH Maryann, this sou...)
I think even the 800 lb gorilla would like this. I'll see, good choices Maryann...and happy birthday.
Don't wait too long to tell someone you love them.

Billy
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  Re: Re: Maryann's Birthday Party Menu by bjcotton (I think even the 800...)
2 T. Sriracha sauce
btw, what is this. I guess I could just google it, but I want to know what you use Mare.
Cis
Empress for Life
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#18
  Re: Re: Maryann's Birthday Party Menu by farnfam (2 T. Sriracha sauce[...)
Like your choice... I'm in!
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#19
  Re: Re: Maryann's Birthday Party Menu by farnfam (2 T. Sriracha sauce[...)
It's a chinese red sauce, hotter than Hades!
Don't wait too long to tell someone you love them.

Billy
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  Re: Re: Maryann's Birthday Party Menu by bjcotton (It's a chinese red s...)
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It's a chinese red sauce, hotter than Hades!



Good stuff! It has a rooster on the bottle.
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