Bow-Tie Salad with Scallops, Black Olives, Oranges, and Mint

Here's a unique and refreshing pasta salad with flavors reminiscent of Morocco and Southern Italy, where oranges and black olives are often paired.

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound bow ties
  • 1 pound sea scallops
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 navel oranges
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata or other black olives, pitted
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped fine
  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Preparation

  1. 1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the bow ties until just done, about 15 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain thoroughly.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, season the scallops with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper. In a large nonstick frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderately high heat. Sear the scallops, in two batches if necessary, until brown and just done, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Let cool.
  3. 3. Using a stainless-steel knife, peel the oranges down to the flesh, removing all of the white pith. Cut the sections away from the membranes and put them in a large glass or stainless-steel bowl. Squeeze the juice from the membranes into the bowl. Add the remaining 4 tablespoons oil, the lemon juice, olives, onion, mint, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Stir to combine. Add the pasta and scallops and stir again.
  4. Wine Recommendation: A white or rosé wine from Provence or the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France makes sense with this; either will pair well with the mint and the salty olive tastes of the dish.
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