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    Bay Scallops Scampi

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    30 mins

    10 mins

    erinsky's Note:

    You could also use small shrimp or lump crab meat for this easy pasta dish. Use more crushed red chili if a you like more heat.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a small bowl cover sundried tomatoes with boiling water. Set aside and allow to steep for 30 minutes until tomatoes are softened.
    2. 2
      Note: If you use oil packed tomatoes omit this step and increase the amount to one cup.
    3. 3
      In the meantime, cook angel hair according to package directions, drain, and toss with a little olive oil.
    4. 4
      Rinse and pat dry scallops. Season with salt and pepper.
    5. 5
      When tomatoes are softened, squeeze out water and roughly chop.
    6. 6
      In a large skillet heat 1/4 cup of butter and the olive oil on medium high heat until the butter foams.
    7. 7
      Add scallops to the pan and cook 2 minutes until slightly brown on the edges. Stir and cook another 1 minute or until opaque. Remove from the hot oil and set aside.
    8. 8
      Add to pan the garlic, chili, and sundried tomatoes and cook until garlic is blonde, about 2 minutes.
    9. 9
      Add white wine and last 1/4 cup butter to the garlic mixture and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
    10. 10
      Add back to the sauce the scallops and any juices and the fresh herbs.
    11. 11
      Toss with the pasta and top with parmesan cheese.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 08, 2012

      45

      The flavors are great, but I found there was way too much oil and butter. Loved the sun dried tomatoes, they added a really nice flavor. Quick to make.....but definitely reduce the oil and butter! I'd half the amount, and then I could give 5 stars.

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    • on September 14, 2012

      55

      Delicious! Not much I can add to all of the great reviews already here. I might cut the amount of butter next time, though, as suggested by others. The sun-dried tomatoes are a nice touch, and I am going to do this again with shrimp. I used a lemon-oregano fettucini I get at a local farmer's market instead of angel hair pasta.

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    • on May 18, 2012

      55

      This was delicious! I reduced the butter and oil by half and omitted the spice for my preschooler and toddler and they devoured it. My husband added hot sauce and loved it too. Great and easy dinner!

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    Nutritional Facts for Bay Scallops Scampi

    Serving Size: 1 (229 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 975.4
     
    Calories from Fat 423
    43%
    Total Fat 47.1 g
    72%
    Saturated Fat 19.7 g
    98%
    Cholesterol 99.2 mg
    33%
    Sodium 992.9 mg
    41%
    Total Carbohydrate 95.0 g
    31%
    Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
    18%
    Sugars 6.2 g
    25%
    Protein 34.8 g
    69%

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