No meat…

Yes, this was last Friday, our no-meat day.

We had aglio olio spaghetti with scallops…

I bought a tub for our steamboat dinner that day but my missus said that she forgot to take them out so that day, my girl asked her to cook them with pasta, the way we love it – aglio olio with olive oil, lots of garlic and fresh tomatoes.

As we were eating, we noticed that the scallops looked kind of different…

…from the ones we bought before. They tasted different too, something like a cross between clams and cockles but thankfully, we enjoyed them very much – they were nice.

They were labelled “boiled scallops” on the pack but when I checked the cashier’s receipt, this was what I saw “boiled hotate scallops 500g RM18.00“. I went and googled and this was what I found: Hotate scallops have beautifully soft and sweet meat and an incredibly delicate texture. The best hotate comes from the cold waters…in Hokkaido. In Japan, it is very common to eat hotate raw in the form of sushi or sashimi. However, these scallops are also sublime when grilled or baked. It certainly looks like when it comes to scallops, there are different varieties as well.

Anyway, what was most important was that we did like them very much and I would say that was one lovely pasta…

…lunch that we had that day.

We did not have any left over for dinner so my missus went and fried these slices of fish…

…the tempura fish fillets from Pacific West, pollock…

…and baked a whole lot of potatoes…

…to go with them.

That sure was a welcome change from the usual, our lunch and dinner that day.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

10 thoughts on “No meat…”

  1. All looks so good. Indeed a lovely dinner and a welcome change from the usual. Love the Tempura fish fillet and baked potatoes.

    1. We sure enjoyed what we had that day. I certainly would buy more of the hotate scallops if I happen to drop by the shop again, very nice. Would be great for char kway teow…in place of ham (cockles), I think.

  2. Such delicious meals and I won’t mind a no meat day with seafood though I am not really crazy over seafood. It has been quite some time since I had Pacific West fish. Must stock up again!

    1. You’re not into seafood? Ooooo…I’d rather go for that instead of meat.

      Pacific West products are nice, not cheap…but nice and we get real fish, not some fish cake-like stuff that may be found in fish burgers at some places, not nice at all.

  3. Scallop spaghetti is so luxurious!
    We mainly use beef mince at home.
    Talk about spaghetti, we use it to make laksa in Johor too.
    But to be honest, I have not had laksa spaghetti in my life before.

  4. Thats sort of cheating 🤣 I thought what you meant meat free is literally no protein only veg. If thats the case I can live meat free my whole life, I love seafood

    1. That was the practice we were following all our lives. No meat but fish was allowed. We would buy the Catholic calendar and there would be the icon of a fish on every Friday. Nothing said about other kinds of seafood though. LOL!!!

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