The following martini is my husband's favorite. The key to a really delicious martini, plain or fancy, is to (pardon my French) shake the Hell out of it! I mean shake it until your hands are frozen! The result will be ice crystals, see below:
The recipe is for the Drewtini followed by the delightful pairing of Poseidon's Peas. The makings for a wonderful evening!
5-10 drops of Fee Brothers Orange Flower Water
1 lemon twist
Fill a shaker with ice. In the shaker mix the XO and Orange Flower Water. Shake! Serve up in a glass with a twist.
1 pound sea scallops
2 - 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 package thin, crisp sesame crackers (I suggest the Savoy brand)
1/4 cup frozen peas, thawed*
1 ½ teaspoon wasabi paste
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Mix wasabi paste, sour cream, and lemon juice together well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Heat oil in frying pan, medium high heat. Rinse scallops and pat dry. Cook in a pan 3-4 minutes each side until done. Remove from pan. Place scallops on crackers. Place a dollop of wasabi sauce on the scallop. Top with a pea. Serve hot.
*As you can see in the photo I have used a wasabi coated pea. Also one of Drew's favorites. The extra wasabi offers more of a kick, something you may want to offer your more adventurous guests.
Enjoy and let me know what you think!