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Seared scallops with garlicky pasta. Tasty seared scallops with a simple garlicky, white wine sauce. | joeshealthymeals.com

Seared Scallops with Garlic Pasta

This is a wonderful scallop with pasta recipe full of garlic flavors.
Course Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine American
Keyword scallops with garlioc pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 457kcal
Author Joe


  • 7 oz . linguini pasta , cooked al dente per instructions
  • 12 to 14 small sea scallops , rinsed and side muscle removed
  • 3 slices bacon , chopped
  • 1 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 pasta to al dente according to package instructions, drain and keep warm.
  • Cook the chopped bacon pieces in a large skillet until nicely browned, then remove to a paper towel to drain the excess grease.
  • Remove all but approximately 1 1/2 tbsp 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. Then, using tongs, turn the scallops and sear the second side 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Remove them from the skillet and cover to keep warm.
  • Add the olive oil to the skillet and heat 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. Scrape the skillet with a wooden spoon to deglaze the pan. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.
  • Add the pasta and bacon bits to the sauce to warm. Serve right away topped with the scallops and parsley garnish.


  1. This can be served with grated parmesan also if desired.


Calories: 457kcal