Scallops taste extravagant, but they’re actually low in fat. This recipe pairs them with superfine pasta, lightly coated with a lively white wine, garlic, onion and lemon sauce. —Nancy and John Mueller, Menomonee Falls, WI
- 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
- 3/4 pound bay scallops
- 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup dry white wine or additional vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons cold water
- 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
- Shredded Parmesan cheese and thinly sliced green onions, optional
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook scallops in 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat until firm and opaque; remove and keep warm.
- In the same skillet, saute onion in remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth, wine, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
- Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in parsley and reserved scallops; heat through.
- Drain pasta; serve with scallops. Sprinkle with cheese and green onions if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Scallops with Angel Hair in Country Woman August/September 2009, p41
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015
"1/4 cup of parsley turned the entire thing green. Is that amount correct?"
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012
"Needed more salt and pepper when we ate it, but otherwise, it was pretty good."