Scallop Linguine

Ingredients:

6 oz dry linguine pasta

8 large sea scallops (about 1/2 lb)

1 shallot, minced

2 tbsp butter

1/4 cup dry white wine (a nice Chardonnay works great)

1/2 cup cream

1 handful freshly grated Parmesan cheese

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add linguine and cook until al dente. Drain pasta and set aside.

Heat the 1 tbsp butter in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Once hot, add the scallops. Cook scallops for about two minutes per side. Be careful not to overcook your scallops! Place scallops on a plate and set aside while you finish the sauce.

Add the remaining tablespoon of butter to the pan, along with the shallots. Saute shallots for about 4 minutes, until soft. Deglaze the pan with the white wine, getting all the little shallot bits up off the bottom of the pan. Add cream and simmer for about 3 minutes.

Add cooked pasta to the sauce, along with the scallops and the handful of cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Time:

20 minutes

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