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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Scallops and Pasta

Here's an easy way to fix scallops, especially little Bay scallops.

Toast some pine nuts, chop 1/4 cup fresh basil, and set those aside. Start the water boiling and cook the pasta.

Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet. Saute 1/2 red bell pepper, 1/2 green bell pepper, and 3 chopped cloves of garlic. When they are starting to get tender, add 3/4 pound of Bay scallops and continue to cook for 1 or 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup vermouth, 1 tablespoon strong smelly fish sauce, and the juice of 1 lemon and boil hard for a minute or less until the scallops are cooked. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve the pasta topped with the scallop mixture, garnished with the basil and pine nuts.

1 comment:

Eva said...

I like the looks of this recipe and intend to make it very soon.