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Saturday, June 06, 2009

four!


W
e hit the driving range today but we didnt hit it too well.




This big ol' pile of onion rings is destined for greater things. It is part of an invention that I am going to post tomorrow, I sure hope it comes out good.



I found some HUGE wine cap mushrooms and I didnt want to toss out the incredibly large stems so I made something out of them.




Mock scallops anyone? You heard that right, 'fake scallops' for the vegetarian in all of us.


The stems were hot seared in a dry pan to caramelize a bit then a browned butter sauce was made with the fond.



The 'scallops' were then placed on some radish with the brown butter poured all around and then a drizzle of truffle oil and some Himalayan pink salt finished them off. The flavor and texture was fantastic, this is definitely a 'keeper' and I am anxious to try this out on my veggie friends.

30 comments:

snugs said...

give me the onion rings NOW!

Jenn said...

I could go for some onion rings right about now. Dip 'em in some sauce. Yum! I had no idea that there was such a thing as fake scallops. Though, I'd prefer the real stuff.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

can't wait to see what you do with those onion rings. that mushroom is gigantious! how did you know it was ok to eat? interesting what you did with them as fake scallops.

finsmom said...

Cool idea with the "scallops" :)

Reeni♥ said...

Those rings look awesome! Your scallops look so real, good fake-out, and brown butter is one of my favorite things in the whole world. I bet it was divine.

girlichef said...

Cool! They looks so real...well, you know. But yes, one large order of onion rings for me, please!

KennyT said...

wow those mushrooms can be the substitute of umbrellas, haha, did you pick the mushrooms by urselves? how to know if they are edible or not?

Barrie said...

Everything you touch ends up looking delicious!

Sophie said...

MMMM..the onion rings look divine! give me a yoghurt & herb sauce with it & I will eat the lot!
Your faked scaloops dish looks apart & so lovely!
MMMMM....

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

These "mock scallops" are a work of art - the plate looks beautiful!

monica said...

wow that mushroom - wonder if that actually is a fake! the dish looks great, but I woud be REALLY mocked, 'cause I love real scallops :o)
you sure got to hang out with Beth and the gays, uh !

buffalodick said...

I like the stems myself! The dense texture has a nice chew to it..

doggybloggy said...

snugs: harlingen onions

jenn: I think there can be fake anything

linda: I have collect this type many times before - and it is delicious

fins: thanks - and it was so mind boggling how they were like scallops

reeni: it sure was - and brown butter is great

girli: coming right up...

kenny: this type is pretty obvious since the color is like a copper penny

barrie: that is such a nice thing to say - thank you

sophie: yoghurt and herb huh? sounds good

TW: thanks a lot -

monica: as long as you knew it wasnt scallops then it wouldnt be so bad...yeah Beth the gay magnet

buffalo: these were so very scallop like it was hard to believe...

pigpigscorner said...

That's one huge mushroom and they do look like scallops.

Angie's Recipes said...

I want the onion rings! Wait, that doesn't mean you can give away the cherry radish to others!

Grace said...

that's one BEHEMOTH of a mushroom! and fake scallops are so clever--i might actually like them more than real ones. :)

Jill said...

Oh my!

Jill said...

What a big mushroom you have...

Sweta said...

The fake scallops look great-this must be one of those "rare" all vegetarian posts of yours!!

Joy said...

I mentioned food on my blog along with pictures and described a meal on Tag, I'm It #3. This doesn't happen often.

Your pictures are so good of your food and look delicious as well as artistic.

doggybloggy said...

pigpig: very easy to spot this big boy in the wild

angie: get a plate - I'll hook you up

grace: well there is definitely none of that fishy-ness

jill: you are making me blush!

sweta: pretty much - but I think I post more vegetarian than you notice..

joy: I need to comment - I read the post and then got distracted - it looks like a nice meal you had.

C.G. the Foodie said...

Yum on the onion rings... I am drooling!

Excellent idea on the mock scallops!

lisaiscooking said...

I'm jealous--I haven't been to the driving range in ages. Your 'scallops' look fantastic!

Jamie said...

OMG! Amazing those mock scallops, simply amazing. And those onion rings ain't bad either!

Pooja said...

What a lovely spread of dishes! Am completely fallen by the look of onion rings! Looks heavenly. And huge mushroom?! Loved ur fake scallops!

Pavithra said...

Hats of to ur presentation and can u give me the onion rings..its my fav and the omelette is looking so yummy...

Tanya Kristine said...

whoa. i'm impressed DB...thinking outside the death box for once.

5 Star Foodie said...

the mock scallops are amazing! What a great idea! Love the pink salt here too, I've gotten some recently and haven't used it on anything yet.

TavoLini said...

Nice! I like the "mock" scallops, bet the texture was pretty good. Also good combo with the radishes :)

The Diva on a Diet said...

You're right, I think these were the mushrooms I saw on West End Ave! The stems weren't quite as tall, but the caps looked just like that. Thanks so much for sharing your 'shroom knowledge with me ... I won't pass them by next time!

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