Scallops With Creamy Pesto

"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,"
 
Scallops With Creamy Pesto created by Nif_H
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  • Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cook the scallops 4 minutes until golden and barely opaque in centers. Remove to plate.
  • Remove skillet from heat, add pesto and cream and stir quickly to blend.
  • Spoon the sauce onto serving plates and top with the scallops.
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  1. Doug F.
    Which pesto sauce is recommended and where does the high sodium amount come from?
     
  2. Nif_H
    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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    Scallops With Creamy Pesto Created by Nif_H
  4. Sydney Mike
    Noticed after I'd made the recipe that a number of others included some garlic, as did I, & these scallops made for a very tasty addition to the various appetizers I had out for one of the monthly groups I host! Thanks so much for posting the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
     
  5. LindaandMario
    This is the first time I've used food.com. 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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