5-ingredient lemony brown butter linguine with scallops

5-ingredient lemony brown butter linguine with scallops

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"I love scallops and when I cook with them at home (too rare of an occurrence, unfortunately) I like to keep it simple. This recipe serves them on a bed of nutty, brown butter and lemon-spiked linguine. It’s begging to be served with a glass of wine, so go ahead, pop open a bottle on a Tuesday night and serve scallops—you deserve it! It might go without saying, but opt for the larger sea scallops here as opposed to smaller bay scallops."
Difficulty
Easy 👌
Preparation
25 min
Baking
0 min
Resting
0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
MetricImperial
100 g
unsalted butter
250 g
linguine
2 cloves
garlic
unsalted butter
salt

Utensils

cutting board, knife, fine grater, citrus press, 2 frying pans, spatula, rubber spatula, large pot, spaghetti spoon

Nutrition per serving

Cal715
Fat49 g
Protein18 g
Carb50 g
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  • Step 1/5

    Peel and thinly slice garlic. Mince parsley. Zest and juice lemon. Season scallops with salt on both sides.
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 15 g parsley
    • 1 lemon
    • 6 scallops
    • salt
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • fine grater
    • citrus press

    Peel and thinly slice garlic. Mince parsley. Zest and juice lemon. Season scallops with salt on both sides.

  • Step 2/5

    Add some oil to a frying pan over medium-high heat. Pat scallops dry and add to the pan. Fry until golden brown, approx. 4 min. Flip and add some butter. Once scallops are cooked through, remove from the pan.
    • olive oil
    • unsalted butter
    • frying pan
    • spatula

    Add some oil to a frying pan over medium-high heat. Pat scallops dry and add to the pan. Fry until golden brown, approx. 4 min. Flip and add some butter. Once scallops are cooked through, remove from the pan.

  • Step 3/5

    In another large frying pan set over low heat, melt butter. Add garlic and let cook until butter starts to brown, approx. 10 min.
    • 100 g unsalted butter
    • frying pan
    • rubber spatula

    In another large frying pan set over low heat, melt butter. Add garlic and let cook until butter starts to brown, approx. 10 min.

  • Step 4/5

    In a large pot of salted, boiling water, cook linguine just shy of package instructions. Transfer directly to brown butter and toss to combine. Add lemon juice, a splash of pasta water, and season with salt and pepper.
    • 250 g linguine
    • salt
    • pepper
    • large pot
    • spaghetti spoon

    In a large pot of salted, boiling water, cook linguine just shy of package instructions. Transfer directly to brown butter and toss to combine. Add lemon juice, a splash of pasta water, and season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 5/5

    Add scallops to the pan and let warm through. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of lemon zest and parsley. Enjoy!

    Add scallops to the pan and let warm through. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of lemon zest and parsley. Enjoy!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    5-ingredient lemony brown butter linguine with scallops

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