Friday, 12 July 2013

Tasmania Scallops!

Dad wanted some Scallops as they are in season so I bought him $15.00 AUD worth which is enough for a decent serve. The photo shows about 3/4 of them.
He asked me, "How do I cook them?", so me thinking the easiest way for my blind dad to handle.  I told him to make white sauce & add a bit of curry to his taste.  I stressed to him that he must only put the scallops in the white sauce for a minute and certainly no longer than a minute and a half.  Apparently his 'dish' turned out lovely.
The worst part for me was I had to clean the scallops and after scrubbing my hands I can still smell the aftermath. I will get over it :)

I teach my dad to cook and be independent.  It helps to keep him in his own home. I make him 'things' I know he can't do himself.



Dad aged 89 years of age.

14 comments:

  1. Oh M your Dad is so handsome and you are such a wonderful daughter.
    I love scallops I cannot believe I never tried them till about five years ago:) HUGS xxo G

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    1. Thanks B/G. Ah! Tastes sometimes change as we get older :)

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  2. I have never tried scallops but that dish sure looks delicious! Bravo to your dad for being able to live alone and bravo to you for being such a devoted daughter.

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    1. One day you might get to eat scallops. Thank you for your nice words.

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  3. Fresh scallops, that must be nice. We are real shell fish lovers and for us the 1,5 minute would be far too long. When we make them it is maximum 10 seconds each side. Kristel serves them sometimes in a topimanbour soup.

    Here you can see our scallop soup.
    http://filipdemuinck-kristelpardon.blogspot.nl/2012/06/home-cooking-special-2-scallops-pigeon.html

    Also try it once raw. The product is at its purest. We eat almost all fish raw.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. My dad said they were delicious. He likes them cooked for 1 minute, I wasn't there when he cooked them. He can't see the time so I told him to count :)
      Kristel's scallops look delicious.
      I myself eat a lot of fish.

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  4. What a great daughter you are to your Dad, and what a very kindly man he looks. Fishy hands are not the best I agree.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary.
      Dad is a listener also a great talker and has helped many people in his life..he is a JP plus has OAM :)

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  5. Awww he looks a lovely old fellow and very well looked after. I could come and help him eat the scallops.

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    1. He's a kind man and very wise plus as sharp as a tack, Diane. He would share his meal with you for sure :)

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  6. You know for a long time I didn't know that scollops where sea food I only thought of them as a potato dish..............of course I was much younger then.........your dad looks like a lovely, kind man.

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