Pan-Seared Scallops with a Ginger and Garlic Rice Noodle Salad
Pan-seared scallops with ginger and garlic rice noodle salad.
How Do You Celebrate Birthdays?
As the Beatles sang back in the 60s: You, say it’s your birthday”!
Well, happy birthday to you!
The celebration of another year of life is noted in many different ways around the world.
Unique Birthday Celebrations Around The World
Here in the US we usually sing “Happy Birthday” and watch the birthday girl or boy blow out the candles on a cake.
In Mexico, blindfolded party guests swing at a pinata until it breaks and spills its sweet treats.
Jamaicans douse the birthday boy or girl with flour.
But, Ireland takes the cake for celebrations. They turn the birthday child upside down and bump their head on the floor, once for every year plus one for good luck. Hopefully that good luck helps them survive that tradition next year!
How do you celebrate birthdays in your home?
Pan-Seared Scallops Is a Birthday Tradition In My Home
In my home, it’s typically celebrated around a meal.
Pan-Seared Sea Scallops with a Ginger and Garlic Rice Noodle Salad has become the birthday tradition for my youngest daughter, Hannah.
This recipe is super simple and super tasty.
Pan-seared scallops are laid atop a bed of rice noodles with a ginger and garlic dressing.
It’s a balanced contrast.
The cool rice noodle salad provides the perfect complement to the just out-of-the-oven hot scallops. The ginger-garlic dressing includes a bit of tart from the rice vinegar balanced by just a tad of sweet from sugar.
And it’s beautiful.
I serve it with a side of simple sautéed or roasted green beans that have been dressed with a bit of garlic chili sauce.
Give my scallop recipe a try!
Make Sharing A Meal A Part of Your Birthday Celebration
And make sharing a meal a part of your birthday celebrations. It doesn’t take much time to put a delicious meal on the table. Because food doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult to be flavorful and satisfying.
Whatever you choose to prepare and serve, your tradition of sharing a meal around the home table will stand the test of time.
For these, indeed, are the savory moments and memories of our lives.