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Scallops Piccatta On Angel Hair Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Scallops Piccatta on Angel Hair Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Scallops Piccatta on Angel Hair Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sophia888

Makes 4 servings



Delicious and easy. Can be served to guests and they'd be impressed. Serve with a salad, Italian bread, and Pinot Grigio!

Recipe Ingredients for Scallops Piccatta on Angel Hair Pasta

1 lb sea scallops
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
8 oz angel hair pasta
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup clam juice
2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 cup chopped garlic
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp capers, rinsed and drained
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Recipe Directions for Scallops Piccatta on Angel Hair Pasta

  1. Put a large pot of water on to boil.

  2. Sprinkle scallops on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add the scallops; cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 6 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Cook pasta in the boiling water until not quite tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and rinse.

  4. Whisk wine, clam juice and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth.

  5. Cook garlic in the pan over medium-high heat, stirring often, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the wine mixture; bring to a boil and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, capers and butter(this recipe called for 2 tsp. of butter,(the recipe called for butter, I used EVOO); cook until the butter melts, 1 to 2 minutes.

  6. Return the scallops to the pan, add the pasta and cook, stirring gently, until heated through and coated with the sauce, about 1 minute. Stir in parsley and serve immediately.

  7. Ingredient Note: We prefer cooking with "dry" sea scallops (not treated with sodium tripolyphosphate, or STP). Scallops that have been treated with STP ("wet" scallops) have been subjected to a chemical bath and are not only mushy and less flavorful, but will not brown properly.

Categories

Seafood, Main Dish, Italian, Cocktail Party, Sear

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 261.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
374
Calories from Fat
71
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.9g
12%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
79mg
26%
Sodium
522mg
22%
Potassium
584mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
43.1g
14%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
1.6g
Protein
26.3g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 6% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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