Summer Scallops with Pasta


1 1lb. fresh diver scallops
1 1lb. Fettucini or any long strand pasta
3-4 T. unsalted butter
2 T. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Pinch of Kosher salt
Serves 4


1. Rinse the scallops under warm water and pat dry with a paper towel.
2. Add olive oil and butter to a skillet over medium heat. Then, add the garlic and saute until lightly golden and softened.
3. Meanwhile, as the garlic is cooking, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta.
4. Once the garlic is soft and golden add the scallops to the pan and make sure there is a little space between each one. Saute until golden on one side – about 2-3 minutes – then turn each scallop over with a pair of tongs and cook the other side. When the scallops have cooked remove them to a plate covered with a paper towel.
5. Drain the pasta briefly and add it to the skillet in which the scallops where cooked. Twirl the pasta briefly to coat with the sauce. Divide amongst serving plates and top the pasta with scallops. Serve hot.

Naptime Notes

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This dish would be beautifully enhanced by some fresh herbs. Parsley or basil would taste especially delicious.

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Preparing this meal takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.

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My daugher isn’t a big scallop fan yet, but she loves the pasta!

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