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Creamy Garlic Scallops with Pasta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Creamy Garlic Scallops with Pasta, a delicious dinner that looks as good as an expensive meal at a posh restaurant. Seared scallops in a rich cream sauce that is bursting with the most amazing flavours, and your favourite pasta, quick, simple, but so yummy! The dish is ready in well under 20 minutes, and it can be served at any special occasion, or a dinner date. Serve them as a main meal with spaghetti, or as an appetizer on their own. Best seafood recipe.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: International
Keyword: healthy seafood recipes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 740 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 200 g raw scallops
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 25 g butter
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced or paste
  • 2-3 leaves of wild garlic (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 300 ml double cream (heavy cream)
  • 1/4 packet spaghetti
  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions.

  2. In a frying pan, heat up one tablespoon of olive oil.

  3. Rinse the scallops under cold water, and pat them dry with kitchen towel.

  4. Arrange the scallops in the frying pan, and leave to fry undisturbed on each side for 3-4 minutes, or until lightly brown on the outside.

  5. Remove from the pan and set aside.

  6. Wipe the pan clean if there are brown bits left, then add the remaining olive oil and butter.

  7. Throw in the minced garlic and half of the chopped parsley, plus the chopped wild garlic if you have, and leave to cook for 30 seconds, so that the garlic can release its flavour.

  8. Add the cream and scallops, and leave to cook for 3-4 minutes until the cream thickens slightly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  9. Once the spaghetti are cooked, drain, and serve with the creamy scallop sauce and extra chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Garlic Scallops with Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 740 Calories from Fat 720
% Daily Value*
Fat 80g123%
Saturated Fat 43g215%
Cholesterol 232mg77%
Sodium 440mg18%
Potassium 153mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 2854IU57%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.