Scallop Piccata on Angel Hair

Scallop Piccata on Angel Hair

Makes: 4 servings, 1 1/2 cups each
Active Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Superfine angel hair and delicate scallops are coated with a light lemon, white wine and caper sauce.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound dry sea scallops, tough muscle removed (see Ingredient note)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup clam juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

  1. Put a large pot of water on to boil.
  2. Sprinkle scallops on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add the scallops; cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 6 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Cook pasta in the boiling water until not quite tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and rinse.
  4. Whisk wine, clam juice and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth.
  5. Cook garlic in the pan over medium-high heat, stirring often, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the wine mixture; bring to a boil and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, capers and butter; cook until the butter melts, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Return the scallops to the pan, add the pasta and cook, stirring gently, until heated through and coated with the sauce, about 1 minute. Stir in parsley and serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

Ingredient Note: We prefer cooking with "dry" sea scallops (not treated with sodium tripolyphosphate, or STP). Scallops that have been treated with STP ("wet" scallops) have been subjected to a chemical bath and are not only mushy and less flavorful, but will not brown properly.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 6
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 392
  • % Daily values *
  • 11% Total Fat 7g
    • 10% Saturated Fat 2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 3g
  • 14% Cholesterol 43mg
  • 16% Potassium 568mg
  • 19% Sodium 465mg
  • 17% Total Carbohydrate 51g
    • 32% Dietary Fiber 8g
    • Sugars 3g
  • 56% Protein 28g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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