Pasta with Scallops and Lemon Butter Mustard Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

My favorite pasta recipe, the mustard is tangy and elegant. Very fast to make, use the small and less expensive scallops.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simmer wine and lemon zest in medium saucepan.
  2. Add scallops and cook and stir for 1 minute.
  3. Take out scallops, raise heat and reduce wine to about 1/4 cup.
  4. Reduce heat to low, whisk in mustard, then butter, in small pieces.
  5. Add scallops and any juice and heat through.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Put sauce over cooked pasta-angel hair is good, and sprinkle on chives.
Most Helpful

We used prawns, but looking forward to trying with scallops. The sauce was lovely and delicate, I opted to add another 1/2 cup wine since I had a lot of prawns. Thanks for a lovely dinner.

Satyne January 24, 2014

We enjoyed this recipe -- but thought it should have a little more sauce. I will make it again, but double the ingredients for the sace.

Bobbie March 18, 2011

This was probably the best scallop recipe I have ever made. I used sea scallops and seared them first...the only other thing I changed was I used Brownwood Farms Kreme Mustard instead of was fantanstic!! A must try...

CIndytc January 13, 2010