I should be prohibited from going to Trader Joe’s. I went there for one quick item and came out with 2 bag worth of groceries. I decided to buy fire-roasted peppers because of the unique jar! Yup, that’s how I make grocery decisions sometimes! Now, somehow I will need to use this to justify buying it…
I enjoy food where you have to put together at the table. It does make the food tastes better. Fajitas is one of my favorites. When I eat fajitas at restaurants, I feel like they don’t give you enough tortillas! Maybe it’s because I don’t make my fajitas big enough but I always end up with meat and veggies left but no tortillas.
Well, I don’t have this problem today – I’m making own fajitas at the house so I can have endless refills of fajitas and not feeling embarrass about it!
I paired my fajitas with these cute little scallops and pinto beans. I guess I don’t cook scallops much because they shrink much more than I expected.
And then there’s the roasted pepper cilantro sauce. You can also have sour cream and guacamole with these fajitas. But I think the roasted peppers sauce is already perfect with the scallops itself.
Have a great July 4th. And have more tortillas!!
- 1 lb scallops
- 4 tablespoon oil (divided)
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- Pinch of salt, pepper, garlic powder
- For the vegetables
- 2 red peppers (sliced into strips)
- 1 onion (sliced)
- ½ teaspoon Korean beef seasoning powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 can pinto beans (drained)
- Flour tortillas
- Sour cream & guacamole (optional)
- For the sauce:
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 fire roasted red pepper (Trader Joe brand)
- Juice of 1 lime
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- 3 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- Rinse the scallops under cold water. Drain and pat dry with paper towel
- In a fry pan, heat oil and add in minced garlic. Sauté the scallops with a pinch of salt, pepper, garlic powder and stir fry until cooked through, approximately 3 minutes. Drain excess water and set aside
- Wipe the pan with paper towel, add in oil and stir fry red peppers, onion. Sauté the red pepper and onion with Korean beef powder. Set aside
- To prepare the sauce:
- In a mixing bowl combine minced garlic, red pepper, lime juice, cilantro, hoisin sauce, sugar and mix well
- Place all sauce ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth
- Serve with sauce on the side or on top of flour tortillas