Here is a great date night dinner dish that you can make when you want to rack up some brownie points. For the lobster tail check out my earlier post when I made Lobster Tail with Garlic Butter Sauce. Scallops are easy and hard to cook at the same time. They are very simple because all you have to do is sear them but it is hard because you can easily overcook the scallops so the difficulty is in knowing when to take them off the heat. When buying scallops make sure you find the jumbo ones, small ones easily overcook and they don’t taste very good compared to the jumbo scallops. I just simply add some Cajun seasoning onto the top and bottom then quickly sear the scallop on a hot cast iron skillet. The way I cook them to perfection is I just add a little oil and butter then sear one side. Once that side has a nice brown sear I flip the scallop and cook just long enough until the side of the scallop turns solid white (when it is raw it is a translucent white). The second the side is completely solid white take the scallop off the heat. Like eggs, scallops need to be under cooked when you remove them from the heat because they will continue to cook after you remove them from heat due to carry over cooking.
Bok choy is very simple to make, just steam it with some minced garlic. Once it is cooked shock the bok choy by soaking it in ice water to stop the cooking process. This will keep it nice and bright green. For the pasta just make a classic spaghetti or linguine pasta then for the sauce you will just use a little butter, garlic and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Since you want the scallops and lobster tail to be the main focus of the dish, keep the pasta light and simple so it doesn’t over power the amazing seafood. I hope this dish inspires you to make a home made date night dinner!