Saturday, February 8, 2014

Pan Seared Scallops with Linguine and Tomato Cream Sauce for #SundaySupper

I am a big sucker for Valentines Day. 

Call me a hopeless romantic, but I get all warm and fuzzy inside when it rolls around.

I love to lay in on pretty thick. 

I have been know to surprise my sweetie with a house full of balloons, stuffed animals, flowers, gifts, cards, and a romantic dinner ready on the table. 

Too much?

Naaa I am just getting warmed up. 

I have cupid on speed dial!!

So when this weeks Sunday Supper theme was announced, Valentine's Recipe for Two, you know I was giddy as a school girl. 

Then the wheels started turning

What to make?

Think think think.

It didn't take me too long to come up with an idea.

My guy loves seafood.

I tossed around a few ideas.

Muscles, lobster, clams in white wine, and then it hit me. He loves scallops and we haven't had them in forever. They aren't super pricey, so know worries on breaking the budget either.

OK since I had thought about clams in white wine, I decided on using white wine for the base of the sauce for my scallops and you can never go wrong with pasta right?

This along with some nice crusty french bread and a glass of white wine was a perfect romantic meal.

Pan Seared Scallops with Linguine and Tomato Cream Sauce  

8 ounces linguine
1 cup dry white wine
1 large shallot, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon butter
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped (plus more for garnish)
Fresh cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 pound large sea scallops

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook the linguine for 10 minutes, or until al dente.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, combine the white wine, shallot, lemon juice, and ginger and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 5 minutes). Drain mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, reserving liquid; discard solids.

Return wine mixture to skillet. Add cream; cook over medium heat 1 minute. Add the butter, stirring until it melts. Stir in tomato, parsley, salt, and pepper. Add the cooked linguine and toss well. Cover and keep warm.

Pat the scallops dry with a paper towel. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season scallops with teaspoon salt. Place the scallops in the skillet and cook cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Add scallops to pasta mixture, toss gently to combine. Garnish with chopped parsley.


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  1. I'm laughing because I have a different take on Valentine's Day. Your husband has good taste. I love scallops too. In fact, I made my own scallops dish for #SundaySupper. Yours looks good, and you're correct: you can never go wrong with pasta.

  2. I can see why you have 10,000 plus FB Likes and adoring blog fans, Bobbi. Your food is beyond...Yes...But you shine love into each sentence. Bravo! And thank you for the inspiration =)

  3. This along with some nice crusty french bread and a glass of white wine certainly would be a perfect romantic meal. Fantastic recipe!

    1. I was very happy he enjoyed it so much. It really was a wonderful evening!

  4. Oh, my gosh, another marvelous scallops recipe!!! Your pasta looks incredible!!!

  5. Your Valentine is one lucky guy, this sounds so good!

  6. I think it's so sweet that you go all out. . sometimes people need a holiday to do those extra special things. . love it! and hello?! pan seared scallops with linguine .. LOVE THIS!!!

    1. Thanks Alice! He gets spoiled through the year, but I really love a day that I can go crazy on :)

  7. Your dish is just beautiful! I love all of the flavors you have going on in it and it screams romance!

  8. I love Valentines Day 2-- this is a beautiful, perfect dish! :)

  9. What a classic Valentine's dish! And I love your photos!

    1. Thanks Nicole, I have been working on getting better!

  10. This is gorgeous Bobbi, look at all those perfectly seared scallops!!

    1. Thanks Tara. The whole time I was thinking about Gordon Ramsey yelling at the chefs about how to cook a scallop LOL

  11. This sounds amazing - Valentine's Day and seafood just go together in my book!

    1. I agree Melanie. The only thing that would make my Valentine happier would be a big juicy steak along side!

  12. LOL, as an Italian, I MUST agree: you can NEVER EVER go wrong with pasta! Great looking dish Bobbi, as always!

  13. Ginger sounds so good in this dish, Bobbi!

  14. Looks like a perfect Valentines meal to me.

    1. Thanks so much Laura, we really enjoyed it!!