Seared Scallops with Pea Puree

Kindness matters to me, but as I have seen lately, it does not matter to everyone around me. When I see people not being treated with kindness, it gets me right in the heart, especially when a family member is the recipient. Since we are in the middle of Lent, many Christians around the world are involved with abstaining from chocolate, alcohol, raised voices, or greed. Others do volunteer work or random acts of kindness to show their thankfulness for Jesus’ sacrifice of his life for our sins.

Last week, when I was devastated with the actions of a group of people and trying to justify how they had acted, a dear friend said to me, “It doesn’t take a lot to be kind.” She is right. Being kind is easy for me and for her, but why is it hard for so many people? In Luke 5:17-24, it was the kindness of friends that brought the paralytic to see Jesus.  Jesus also treated him with kindness and love by healing him.  Everyone was in awe at what Jesus had done.  We shouldn’t need the season of Lent to remind us to be kind. So regardless of what season it is, treat people how you want to be treated, how Jesus treated the paralytic, and remember:

1.  You have no idea what footsteps someone has walked today, yesterday, last year, or in the last hour. Speak with kindness

2.  WWJD-What Would Jesus Do? Jesus always acted in love and that is how he wants us to treat one another. Act with kindness

3.  Ask for forgiveness. We all make mistakes and saying sorry helps us to be free from our bad actions. Be kind even in your mistakes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you–Ephesians 4:29-32

God Bless


Seared Scallops with Pea Puree

2-3 T olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 shallot, chopped
1/2 c leek, chopped (wash it well)
Salt and pepper
1 cup frozen peas
2 T chicken or vegetable stock
15 scallops, thoroughly dried and sliced in half
2 T mint chopped for garnish
Kettle Chips

1.  Heat 1 T of oil over low heat and add garlic, shallots, leeks, salt and pepper. Cook for 8-10 minutes until soft

2.  Add the peas and raise heat and cook for about 3-5 minutes

3.  Transfer 1/2 of pea mixture to food processor and add stock. Pulse to a coarse mixture and transfer to a bowl

4.  Transfer the rest of the pea mixture to food processor and process until smooth. Add to bowl with the rest of the pea mixture, mix, and season with salt and pepper

5.  Heat the remaining oil over medium high heat. Season the scallops with salt and pepper, and sear until gold brown, 1-2 minutes per side

6.  Put chips a little larger than the scallop on a platter, and top with some pea puree, scallop, and garnish with mint

Makes 30 appetizers

2 thoughts on “Seared Scallops with Pea Puree

  1. It breaks my heart again to read this belatedly… It sounds like a cliché but this too shall pass and of course, everything happens for a reason. We can’t always know what God has in m
    ind for us but just need to have faith that it is all a part of his plan. Live you!! PS I remember when you used to make these appetizers, in a galaxy far far away 🙂

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