SAVORY SEA SCALLOPS AND ANGEL HAIR PASTA

Spaghetti with Scallops Poached in a Garlic Butter Sauce with Parsley and Lemon Zest
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Prep: 25 mins | Cook: 5 mins | Total: 30 mins | Servings: 6 | Yield: 6 servings

I can’t get enough of this incredible pasta recipe! It is so good! Who doesn’t like creamy pasta, right? What I love the most about this dish are the scallops! Scallops over pasta with creamy sauce, how awesome is that? Give this one a try and you have yourself a meal to remember. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 (16 ounces) package angel hair pasta

¼ cup butter

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 pounds sea scallops, rinsed and patted dry

3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

½ cup heavy cream

1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese to taste

Directions:

Step 1: Place a large pot on the stove and turn the heat to high.

Step 2: Pour in salted water and bring it to a boil.

Step 3: Add in the angel hair pasta and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, uncovered, or until al dente’. Drain the water and rinse the pasta with cold running water to stop the cooking process.

Step 4: Place a skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.

Step 5: Add butter and allow it to melt.

Step 6: Add minced garlic, stir, and cook for 1 minute or until aromatic.

Step 7: Add the sliced scallops, parsley, and basil. Stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the scallops are slightly tender. Do not overcook because the scallops will become chewy.

Step 8: Add the lemon juice and stir. Season with salt and pepper to taste. The cream is optional. It will make the sauce thicker. Simmer for 1 minute or until heated through.

Step 9: Place the angel hair pasta on a serving platter. Spread the sauce on top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Step 10: Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 515.1 calories; protein 33.1g 66% DV; carbohydrates 46.3g 15% DV; fat 21.9g 34% DV; cholesterol 95.5mg 32% DV; sodium 527.8mg 21% DV.

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