Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lemon and Olive Oil Pasta with Basil Pan Seared Scallops

The other day I was grocery shopping, and they were having a huge sale on seafood.  I love scallops and they were on sale for 8 dollars.  I got a little over a pound, and decided that I was going to make some sort of pasta.  I made pasta last night, and it was so good.  It was so simple, and the olive oil sauce was a nice change from creamy and red sauce.  The way the scallops were cooked was PERFECT.  I would strongly suggest this for any scallop lovers, and the lemon gave an awesome twist.

Serving size- 4-6 people
Prep time- 5 minutes
Cook time- 45 minutes


  • 1 box of bow-tie noodles
  • 1 pound of bay scallops
  • 3/4 cups olive oil
  • 2 lemons (cut in halves)
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of lemon pepper seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons of dried basil
  • 9 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 cup of Parmesan Cheese

  1. In a large pot, boil you water and cook pasta.
  2. While pasta is cooking place your scallops in a large bowl.  Add 1/4 olive oil, juice from 3 halves of your lemon, 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder and lemon pepper seasoning,  Mix scallops until they are all coated.
  3. In a pan melt 1 tablespoon of butter, and place half of your scallops.  Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of basil, and cook 4-6 minutes (until nice and golden brown)
  4. Cook the other half of your scallops just like step 3.
  5. Once pasta is cooked remove from pot, rinse and place in large bowl.
  6. In the same pot you cooked your pasta add the rest of your butter (7 tablespoons),  remaining olive oil (1/2 cup) 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder, juice of half of lemon and  your Parmesan cheese. Cook until butter is melted, and add to your pasta.
  7. Add your scallops to the pasta mixture, mix well and serve!
Final Product

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