Normally I use beef or just vegetables, but those scallops were staring at me from the door of the freezer. Also, my mom asked what my plans were for the scallops. I checked out a bunch of directions for cooking scallops and decided browning would be a good indicator of cooked-ness. I asked Emily if she would eat some scallops so that I could cook up a bunch and not commit to eating them all.
I couldn't find my usual stir-fry sauce, so I combined some soy sauce and oyster sauce. Emily was dubious (since I wasn't even measuring the sauces), but she didn't back down.
Behold my creation!
That sauce was tasty. A+ for me! And the veggies were delicious (even though we were out of bean sprouts). I ate this at 5:30 and was still stuffed when I went to bed five hours later. That is a quality meal! I love Stir-Fry.
But what about the scallops? I had a minor revelation. Scallops taste fine. Not as good as bacon, but they taste fine. What I don't like about them is their texture. They feel like vinyl on my teeth. Or at least, what I imagine vinyl would feel like on my teeth. I do not dig that. I can eat them as long as they're with something else. In the Stir-Fry, scallops are fine because there are so many other textures at play. Wrapped in bacon, everything is wonderful.
Oh, and Emily totally liked my improvised sauce. And finished my left-over scallops. Thanks, Em!