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Scallop Pasta with White Wine Sauce


Serves 4
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp Pastene Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 Tbsp Pastene Minced Garlic
⅛ cup shallots, finely chopped
1 cup white onion, diced
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup heavy cream
¼ cup Pastene Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, optional
3 Tbsp Pastene Capers, drained and rinsed
¼ cup chives, optional
16 oz Pastene Italian Spaghetti
1 lb medium size scallops, about 14, thawed
¼ tsp salt, plus more for pasta water
2 Tbsp Pastene Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes

  • In a medium skillet, add butter, 1 Tbsp olive oil, minced garlic, onion, and shallots and cook for about 2 minutes on medium heat. 
  • Add wine and bring to boil. Boil for several minutes until the amount of wine reduces to half. Add heavy cream and parmesan cheese. Bring to a boil, then, immediately reduce to simmer. Simmer for a few of minutes, stirring continuously, until the sauce thickens a bit. Add chopped chives. 
  • Remove from heat. Stir in capers and lemon juice. Season with crushed red pepper flakes and salt and pepper. Taste, add more lemon juice and salt and pepper if desired. Keep covered and set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta until al dente. Drain well and toss in the white wine sauce. Cover again and set aside.
  • If using frozen scallops, make sure the scallops are thawed completely. Blot each scallop with paper towels to remove extra water. Season scallops with salt.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet on high heat until hot but not smoking. Add scallops without overcrowding the pan. 
  • Sear one side for about 4 minutes until the scallops are golden. Don’t move the scallops while searing. Turn the scallops over and cook for 2-3 more minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and immediately transfer the scallops to the pasta and white wine sauce and reheat gently, stirring frequently. Serve immediately.


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