4 servings

This pesto uses parsley instead of basil and a Sicilian-influenced combination of capers, golden raisins, and lemon rind.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare pesto, combine boiling water and raisins in a small bowl; let stand for 30 minutes (do not drain). Combine raisin mixture, 2 tablespoons capers, and next 6 ingredients (2 tablespoons capers through pepper) in a blender; process until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons oil; process until well-blended. Combine pesto and pasta in a large bowl; toss well. Set aside and keep warm.

Step 2

To prepare scallops, pat scallops dry with paper towels. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallops; cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove scallops from pan, and keep warm. Add wine to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Spoon 1 cup pasta onto each of 4 plates; top each serving with 5 ounces scallops. Sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon capers.

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