After work yesterday I strolled through the Superstore at South Edmonton Common for one mission. More Christmas cards. While many people seem to enter and leave Superstore as quickly as possible, I decided to take a stroll around the complex and see what was what. Hey, I like to window shop as much as the next guy…especially in a grocery store!
The meal had to be filling enough to power Sarah through her knitting, but I was also hoping for something minimalistic and light. Seafood seemed like the right choice, so I headed for the water. Looking over the many choices, Sarah pipped up and asked for a lighter fish. Hemming and hawing for a minute, I settled on red snapper filets. Noticing a few packages of colossal sea scallops as I left the area, caused me to bite the bullet and add an appetizer to meal. I told you I like window shopping! To top things off, I grabbed a package of gai lan for some greens.
The scallops were easy. A quick dab with a paper towel to dry them off, before sprinkling with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Into a pan on medium high heat with olive oil for just 2 minutes and then flipping over another 2. Done. Delicious and very sweet, I was slightly taken aback by how amazing these guys were. Taking out a big pasta pot, I set the steamer over water and threw in the gai lan. A very common green in Chinese cooking, you may actually find it under various names from kailan to Chinese broccoli. A bit of salt and pepper was all I used, and half way through the steaming bath I tossed on the red snapper. 6 minutes later and bam! I eased out the fish, and topped the gai lan with a few shots of oyster sauce. Tasty, clean, and fresh, and all under 30 minutes.