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Scallops with Angel Hair Recipe

Scallops with Angel Hair Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Drain pasta; serve with scallops. Sprinkle with cheese and green onions if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup scallop mixture with 1 cup pasta (calculated without cheese) equals 340 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 527 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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