Monday, September 13, 2010

Pasta with scallops

Delicate smooth texture of scallops, flavored with parsley and  garlic with smoky bacon after taste, make a good romantic dinner for two. Seafood and garlic are considered to be aphrodisiac, so go on for romantic dinner or just pamper Yourself with real quality meal for heart and soul.

For 2 persons
250 gr of fresh or frozen little scallops
25 grams of butter
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 onion
50 gr of bacon
1 bunch of parsley
200 ml or double cream or dense sour cream
2 cloves of garlic
200 grams of spaghetti or linguine pasta
Salt and white pepper to taste
50 grams of grated Parmesan cheese

1)      Clean and wash the scallops. If You’ve bought frozen, unfroze and pat them dry with the paper towel. Dice the onion and bacon. Chop parsley and peel the garlic cloves. 

2)      Cook pasta according to the package directions and in the meantime do the sauce.
3)      Preheat You frying pan to medium heat. Add butter and olive oil. When butter stops bubbling add You scallops. Fry from both sides till lightly brown. Add bacon and fry for 1 min more, add onions. 

Cook everything together for 2 min, stirring from time to time. Add cream and press the garlic in.  Stir everything really well, cook for 1 min, add parsley and turn down the heat.

4)      Toss cooked pasta into the pan with the sauce. Mix everything well. Divide pasta between 2 large plates. Spoon scallops with sauce over pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Serve!
P.S. If You like less intensive taste of garlic, add garlic earlier, in pair with onions.

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