Every few weeks we go to one of the northern suburbs. It is impressive to see the many large, fairly new and well kept houses there, presumably owned by hard working ordinary Australians – probably non-professionals in the main.
In Thomastown, near one of these suburbs, there is an industrial estate that includes large food retail outlets – with prices and quality that compare favourably with Victoria Market. None of the inflated prices we find in the Eastern Suburbs. They are in Lipton Drive Thomastown (Melways 8 F11).
Last time, besides buying a side of lamb, continental sausages and cheeses, we bought a pack of frozen scallops from “The Big Butcher”. We used to buy them in 1964 off a trawler at the Mornington pier for one and six pence per pound as they were being taken from their shells!
Our favourite recipe was Scallops Bordeaux style.
Serve with a chilled “Gossips” Semillon Sauvignon Blanc at less than $5 per bottle at Dan Murphy’s.
It is a very special dish, not too hard and you will love it!
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