Plans of being at the Queen Mary with spouse on a Saturday, with a lunch break. Any informal chowly meals in the area? Will have a car, no preferences for type of meal. Seafood, burgers, beer is the norm.
The trick to perfect scallops is to leave them alone once they hit the pan—they’ll stick to the skillet at first then release once they sear. If you prefer less heat, use just one Fresno chile and remove the seeds before adding to the pan.
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