Scallop Pasta Dinner

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Tonight, my husband and I took another grocery trip to Publix in attempt to get creative again this week with our dinners. And well, we came home with a lot more than we thought. So, since market seafood does not last more than three days, we decided to try the scallops tonight. I found two great recipes and mixed them together to get our result. It only took about 35 minutes to prep and cook! 
Here is the recipe: 
  • 1 (16 ounce) package farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • 24 scallops, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 9 tablespoons whipped butter






  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain, rinse, and transfer to a large serving bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, place scallops in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the black pepper. Pour mixture over scallops. Arrange scallops in a single layer in a large baking dish or plate. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon dried basil over scallops so that only one side is sparsely coated with basil.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high, and melt one tablespoon of butter in the pan. Place 12 scallops basil-side down, and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until dark golden brown. Turn scallops, and cook the other side. Cook the remaining 12 scallops the same way.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt remaining butter with 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 tablespoon basil, 1/2 teaspoon garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  5. Toss pasta with butter and olive oil mixture. Divide pasta onto plates, and top with scallops.


Allrecipes.com states that this meal is: 
522 Calories
30.5 Grams Fat
38 mg Cholesterol 

Let Bow Tie noodles cook while prepping the scallops
Soak Scallops in the sauce for a little while
Put Scallops on a surface to prepare of basil
Sprinkle Basil on top Scallops
Put Basil side down first to cook

While Scallops cook, prepare the pasta sauce in a cup or bowl
Add pasta sauce to pasta

And Viola !! It was so YUMMY





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