Scallops with Red Pepper Sauce Recipe
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Scallops with Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

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When scallop season is open here in Nova Scotia, I use scallops fresh from the ocean. This dish is quick and easy yet tastes delicious.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 4 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1/4 pound fresh or frozen sea scallops, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 348 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 335mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat.


  1. Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the scallops, sweet red pepper, garlic, pepper flakes and salt in oil until scallops become firm and opaque. Remove from the heat. Drain pasta. Serve scallop mixture with linguine. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Scallops with Red Pepper Sauce in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p224

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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madizen4 User ID: 5576853 207521
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"Was very good but next time I would add a homemade Parmesan sauce over everything instead of just grated Parmesan cheese, I also used roasted red peppers instead of the ones called for and added some onion!"

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