Two of my favorite foods are bacon and seafood. In this dish, I get them together with white wine, shallots and baby spinach. Serve with bread to soak up the tasty broth. —Deborah Williams, Peoria, Arizona
"This is a foolproof yet elegant way to make sea scallops, which are somewhat tricky," Lynnae Neuberger of Marshfield, Wisconsin says of her no-fuss main dish. "And it couldn't be simpler because it uses the microwave."
“We’ve all heard that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so when I plan a romantic dinner, this is one dish I like to serve,” says Shari Neff of Takoma Park, Maryland. “It’s easy on the budget and turns out perfectly for two.”
"Creole cooking is delicious but frequently calls for lots of high-fat meats and oils," explains James McNaughton of Quincy, Florida. "This is a spicy adaptation of an old favorite that is tasty, healthy and fast."
I use canned soup and sour cream to hurry along a rich sauce that coats imitation crab. When spooned over penne pasta and garnished with grated Parmesan cheese and minced fresh parsley, it's an easy entree that looks and tastes elegant.—Susan Anstine, York, Pennsylvania
“I created this recipe when I was having company and couldn't decide whether to serve seafood or Italian,” explains Kathy Kysar of Homer, Alaska. “It was a big hit! I usually add a little extra hot sauce to give it that special kick.” TIP: “Try the cream cheese mixture in other types of pasta shells,” advises Kathy.
This impressive pasta looks and tastes so much like fancy restaurant fare, you'll want to serve it to guests. But the recipe is so easy to prepare that you can enjoy can enjoy it just about anytime.—Carolee Snyder, Hartford City, Indiana
When Georgia Stott of New Glarus, Wisconsin went back to school while still working full-time, fast-fixing recipes became a “necessity of life,” she recalls. Here, the self-described “hard-core recipe addict” shares a speedy seafood supper. TIP: “Try substituting other seafood or herbs to suit your tastes,” she suggests.
"We really like the spicy flavor of this seafood dish," notes Collette Conlan of Burleson, Texas. "You can give it even more zip by increasing the amount of hot pepper sauce. If your family doesn't like the taste of curry, try substituting paprika instead."