The other day was grocery day, and I realized I’d already gone over my monthly grocery budget for April. So instead of going to Fresh Market and Meijer like usual, I went to Aldi and Wal-Mart. And I brought Shane with me. You know, just in case.
Don’t underestimate the power of Aldi, my friends! Did you know that the creators of Trader Joe are also the creators of Aldi?!
It’s true. Check out the products in both stores– you can totally see the resemblance. Obviously TJ’s is higher quality, but still.
Have you ever shopped at Aldi? What’s your opinion on it?
Anyway, back to my grocery trip.
After reading your comments and helpful tips regarding fish, one kind reader suggested checking out the frozen section in Aldi – and I’m so glad she did! I found frozen wild caught salmon and frozen wild caught scallops! Although the scallops were still pricey for Aldi, ($7.99) Shane told me scallops used to be his favorite.
I, Paige, will cook scallops and they shall be delicious!
Garlic Baked Scallops
Half a box of whole wheat spaghetti
1 lb. bag of frozen scallops, thawed over night
3 tbsp butter
1 tsp garlic powder garlic powder
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp paprika
1/4 c. parmesan cheese, grated
1 c. bread crumbs
juice of 1/2 a lemon
Preheat an oven to 375 degrees. In a deep casserole dish, arrange the scallops on the surface. Cut the butter into 5ths, and place all around the bottom of the dish with the scallops. In a small bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients. Pour evenly onto the scallops. Finally, squeeze the lemon juice on top of the mixture. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes. Cook spaghetti as directed. Squeeze additional lemon juice over top, if desired.
Have you ever cooked scallops before? How did you cook them?
edited to add: I forgot to let you guys know the scallops were STAND UP scallops. TDF (to die for!) Challenge successful!
Time to train! Then taking little Niko on a walk. She hurt her leg, so we’ll see hoe it goes…