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Lemon Garlic Scallops and Pasta - Recipe

Smooth, succulent scallops add distinction to this great pasta dish flavored with lemon and garlic. This dish is so easy to prepare that it makes a perfect meal for any night of the week.
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Lemon Garlic Scallops and Pasta Recipe
  • Coat a large skillet with 1 tablespoon of melted butter.
  • Heat to medium high heat.
  • Add scallops and sear on each side 3-5 minutes or until opaque. Don't overcook.
  • Remove from heat, keep warm.
  • Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan, cook onion and garlic until tender.
  • Stir in chicken broth and lemon juice.
  • Simmer 5 minutes.
  • Stir in fresh or dried parsley, dash of salt and ground black pepper.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions.

    To Serve:
  • Divide pasta between two large bowls.
  • Spoon scallops over pasta, top with sauce.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and fresh parsley if desired.

Note: For extra creaminess, add in 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter after adding the lemon juice, stir until melted.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Container: Large skillet, pasta pot
Servings: 2
-3/4 pound scallops
-1 clove garlic - chopped fine
-1/2 large onion - chopped fine
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
-1/4 cup lemon juice or 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon
-1/4 cup fresh parsley - chopped, more for garnish or 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- whole wheat or regular pasta
- fresh parmesan cheese - grated, optional