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Seared Scallops with Garlicky Pasta

The recipe ingredients are proportioned for two servings.
Course Seafood
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 457kcal
Author Joe


  • 12 to 14 sea scallops , rinsed and side muscle removed
  • 3 slices bacon , chopped
  • 7 oz . linguini pasta , cooked al dente per instructions
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 large garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 small shallot , minced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley for garnish


  • Cook the bacon pieces in a large skillet until nicely browned, remove to a paper towel to drain the excess grease
  • Remove most of the bacon grease from the skillet and bring the temperature of the pan to smoking
  • Pat the scallops dry with a paper towel, then salt and pepper them and place in the hot skillet, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
  • Using tongs, turn the scallops and sear the second side 1 1/2 to 2 minutes
  • Remove to a plate and keep warm
  • In a separate skillet heat the olive oil on medium to medium low and add the garlic and shallot
  • Cook for 2 to 3 minutes to soften without browning the garlic
  • Add the wine and red pepper flakes and bring to a boil
  • Check the flavor and add salt and pepper if desired
  • Remove from the heat and mix in the cooked pasta
  • Serve right away with scallops, bacon bits and parsley garnish.


Calories: 457kcal