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    Scallops With Creamy Pesto

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    duonyte's Note:

    From Woman's Day. Quick and easy, nice with pasta or rice. Use your own pesto or refrigerated pesto sauce from the market. I think this would also make a nice first-course,

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    1. 1
      Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
    2. 2
      Cook the scallops 4 minutes until golden and barely opaque in centers. Remove to plate.
    3. 3
      Remove skillet from heat, add pesto and cream and stir quickly to blend.
    4. 4
      Spoon the sauce onto serving plates and top with the scallops.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 01, 2011


      This is the first time I've used Made lots of homemade pesto this summer and wanted to use to make a scallop appetizer to bring for Ch. eve. Found this recipe - it was wonderful! I added a little whole milk (had no cream) and lots of parmesan cheese to the pesto - heated in the micro and placed a spoonful in each serving dish. Sauted lots of garlic in oil and added the scallops for 2 1/2 minutes. Added salt, pepper and paprika. Placed the scallops on the pesto. Delicious! (I used frozen scallops from Costco - defrosted and dried well with a paper towel before frying).

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    • on September 16, 2009


      Was unable to find sea scallops so used medium size shrimp. It made a great appetizer, however we felt they were lacking something, so sprinkled on grated Parmesan. Next time will saute with garlic or maybe a shallot and add the cheese with the cream. Thanks for sharing.

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    • on September 29, 2012


      I used a tomato pesto for this and a mixture of scallops and shrimp. It was really nice but I agree that the scallops need some seasoning. Sauteing them with fresh garlic and onions would probably be best but I used a good amount of sea salt and freshly ground pepper after they were cooked. Very nice on some hot pasta! Made for PRMR. Thanks duonyte! :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Scallops With Creamy Pesto

    Serving Size: 1 (179 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 158.4
    Calories from Fat 47
    Total Fat 5.3 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 51.2 mg
    Sodium 671.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 20.7 g

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    pesto sauce

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