Made to recipe, quick & easy. Our trick to "perfect" seared scallops is to pat them dry several times, using fresh paper towels each time. Then put in fridge for 20-30min to air-dry. Season with kosher salt in the pan, don't fuss with them, turn once. First course CL's grilled romaine salad & plated with CL's sauteed chard with red pepper. Very good.
Seared Scallops with Fresh Linguine and Romano Cheese
carolfitz Posted: 05/02/09
nola0107 Posted: 02/14/09
I thought this was just ok. I don't think I'll make it again. The scallops were decent. The pasta lacked excitement. I added a little minced garlic to add some flavor to the scallops.
dgitlin612 Posted: 04/11/09
Followed the recipe, except sauteed some mushrooms before the scallops, then added them to the pasta. Also, had no romano, so used parmesan. Served stir-fried baby bok choy with this. We both thought overall it was very good.
Caroline09 Posted: 11/24/09
We love scallops and I thought this was really good. I'm adding it to our regular rotation. I forgot to save the pasta water, so I used some of the juice that the scallops created after I took them off the stove. I know the recipe said to cook 1 min each side, but I did 2 because I didn't want to worry they were undercooked. I thought 2 was perfect. Served with a side of brussel sprouts.
msalinas120 Posted: 10/13/09
Scallops can be a pretty penny, however, I must say this dish was completely worth it!! We didn't use the lemon and added string green beans with Kosher salt. Take the time to make this outstanding dish.
acsmith321 Posted: 08/03/10
This was a great weeknight meal-especially on a blistering hot day! It was so quick and delicious. The pasta was light and the basil added that special taste of freshness to the dish. The scallops were perfect with 2 minutes per side and had a beautiful sear on them. The key here is a scalding hot pan and do not touch them once they have been placed in the pan! I served this with a mixed greens salad and veggies straight from our garden with a light olive oil and lemon juice dressing. I would highly recommend this and will definitely make again!
Emz101 Posted: 05/06/13
This was amazing. The fresh pasta makes such a difference. I used parm since that's what I had on hand and added some peas to the pasta. 1 Min per side for the scallops was perfect. Would def make this again.