Seared Scallops with Angel Hair Pasta

The combination of garlic, wine, butter and prosciutto forms an incredible savory sauce that complements seared scallops perfectly.
Bowl of angel hair pasta topped with seared scallops, chopped prosciutto, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic and spinach and garnished with fresh basil leaves

Servings, 10min Prep, 30min Total
 
Ingredients
Quantity Ingredient
10 oz. Hy-Vee angel hair pasta
1 tbsp. Hy-Vee Select olive oil
18 medium sea scallops, trimmed, about 8-oz.
 c. prosciutto, chopped
1 ½ c. grape tomatoes, sliced
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
1 tsp. fresh garlic, minced
½ c. dry white wine
¼ tsp. kosher salt
¼ tsp. Hy-Vee black pepper
¼ c. Hy-Vee unsalted butter
½ lbs. baby spinach
Fresh basil leaves, for garnish

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add scallops and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown; transfer to a platter and set aside.

    Expert Tip

    It’s important to trim each scallop to reduce chewiness. To trim each scallop, pinch off the small rectangular tag of tissue on the side using your thumb and first finger.

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  3. In same skillet, cook prosciutto for 2 minutes over medium heat. Add tomatoes, mushrooms and garlic; cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add wine and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Season with salt and pepper.
    5. Add butter and spinach. Cook until spinach is wilted, stirring often. Add scallops and pasta, tossing to thoroughly combine. If desired, garnish each serving with basil.