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Fusilli With Scallops and Peas

Andrea's wine pick: The tender pear fruit and slight licorice note of an Oregon pinot gris will bring out the sweetness of the scallops and peas, and the aromatics of the basil. Look for WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris, $18.

Health MAY 2006

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)
  • Cook time:7 Minutes
  • Prep time:5 Minutes


  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 cups (6 ounces) sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 12 ounces uncooked fusilli or rotini
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound sea scallops (halved if large)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 ounce block-style 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil


1. Boil water in stockpot. Add peas; cook 3 minutes. Remove; add pasta to boiling water and cook according to directions.

2. Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallops; sear 1 minute per side and remove. Add peas and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in wine, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 1 minute. Add cream cheese; stir until melted. Stir in broth, lemon juice, salt, and pepper; cook 30 seconds. Remove from heat; return scallops to mixture.

3. Drain pasta; return to pot. Add scallop mixture and basil, and toss. Serve hot.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 497
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 33g
  • Carbohydrate: 73g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 49mg
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Sodium: 330mg
  • Calcium: 89mg

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