Scallops Pesto with Vermicelli Recipe
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Scallops Pesto with Vermicelli Recipe

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Quick and easy with a gourmet flavor, this savory seafood entree seasons tender bay scallops with garlic, oregano andd pesto sauce,then tosses the mouthwatering mixture with pasta. Marilyn Lustgarten of Wentzville, Missouri shared the recipe. —Marilyn Lustgarten, Wentzville, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 4 ounces uncooked vermicelli
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound bay scallops
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons prepared pesto

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 536 calories, 24 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 481 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein.


  1. Cook vermicelli according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter. Stir in the garlic powder, oregano and pepper. Add scallops and wine; cook and stir over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until scallops are firm and opaque.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Stir in pesto; heat through. Drain vermicelli; toss with scallop mixture. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Scallops Pesto with Vermicelli in Cooking for 2 Fall 2007, p39

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

"very good"

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2012

"It was great and easy. I added shrimp to the mixture as well. Add salt to it!"

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2011

"This was a quick meal that was delicious. Next time though, I will add as much pesto. That is a personal choice however. It was easy, except for the number of pans used. Wonder what other things could be added? Yum"

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"This dish was absolutely delicious! I couldn't find any vermicelli at the grocery store, so I had to use linguine. It worked really well. My husband loved this dish too. I will definitely be making this again soon."

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