Tuesday, February 17, 2009

After V-day Gourmet @ Home!

Even though V-day's over, I wanted to make a gourmet meal for my honey. They had these HUGE sea scallops at Safeway so I picked up a package and made Scallop Linguine Alfredo. It was SO easy and I didn't even use store-bought Alfredo Sauce! The scallops were juicy and tender and the entire dish reminded me of something you'd get at a fancy restaurant!

Ingredients: (2 servings)

4 oz uncooked linguine
½ lb sea scallops, halved
2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
1 garlic clove, minced
1 small shallot, chopped
½ c chicken broth
1 c heavy whipping cream or half-and-half cream
½ c grated Parmesan cheese

black pepper


1. Cook the linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, sauté scallops in 1 tablespoon oil for 3-5 minutes or until scallops are opaque. Remove and keep warm.

2. In the same skillet, sauté garlic and shallot in remaining oil until tender. Stir in broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 6-8 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Stir in cream; cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 5 minutes or until thickened.

3. Drain linguine; stir into cream sauce. Add scallops, black pepper and Parmesan cheese; toss to coat. Serve warm.

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