Madey Edlin

A Successful Dinner Party!!

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2009 at 6:48 pm

   A few days ago my brother hosted a dinner party. I came early to help him make the dinner. We had seared scallops on a carrot fritter with yogurt sauce, cilantro, and a side of wonderful sweet potato chips (my complements to Kelsey!), and a salad. It was a huge success! The main dish was from Bills Open Kitchen (if you don’t have the Bills books you have to get them they are the best and most inspiring book I have come across!) So here are a few pictures from out dinner party and recipes that we used! (I’m so silly I forgot to take a picture of out finished meal!)  


12 medium-sized scallops, intestinal tract removed

2 tablespoons olive oil

sea salt

freshly ground black pepper


carrot fritters (below)

yogurt dressing (below)

watercress (we used cilantro)

Kelsey’s sweet potatos (below)

Place the scallops in a bowl, add the olive oil, season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium to high heat and cook the scallops for 1 minute each side.

Place 3 carrot fritters on a plate, top with the watercress and scallops and drizzle with the yogurt dressing. Season with pepper.


60 g (1/2 cup) plain (all-purpose) flour

125 ml (1/2 cup) soda water

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon caster (superfine) sugar

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 small red chilli, seeded and finely chopped (we used a green chilli, and used only half)

235 g (1 1/2 cups) grated carrot

8 spring onions (scallions), finely sliced

25 g (1/2 cup) chopped coriander (cilantro)

60 ml (1/4 cup) vegetable oil


  • 2 Sweet potatoes, peeled, and slices very thin
  • olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cajun seasoning

Preheat oven to 375. Toss all everything together in a bowl (season to taste). Layer on a baking sheet in one layer. Back for 25min or until quite crispy and cooked through.

Serves 4


(recipes Bills Open Kitchen Bill Granger, and Kelsey Willard)

(Photography my M.E. Photography madey-maky.blogspot.cpm)

  1. Yum. That table layout is cool. And I really like the candles; they're rustic, yet classy. I'm not usually a scallop fan, but I bet it'd be good w/ white fish instead…

  2. Hey! I hadn't had a chance to read this one:) THANKS! The whole meal looked fantastic! Harlan said it was an amazing success! Oh and the table looks fantastic in your pics!!!! (***wink, wink*** 😉 )

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