Pasta Recipe

Asparagus and Scallops

Restaurant Recipe for Pasta

This restaurant Pasta Recipe combines some great products, especially when sautéed in the fabulous garlic cream sauce recipe on the website.

This recipe calls for scallops but you can use the recipe with almost any seafood.

In fact, if you leave the scallops and asparagus out of this recipe, you’ve got a great Fettuccine Alfredo. Add shrimp for a delicious shrimp pasta. Use crab and you've got delicious pasta with crab.

The garlic cream sauce is really delicious and serves as a “base” for many recipes. It is also a favorite restaurant recipe that helped build a successful restaurant for over 30 years.

Pasta Recipe

Pasta with Scallops and Asparagus

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 6.



  • 24 asparagus spears (small, thin spears preferred)
  • 6 tablespoons clarified butter (see below)
  • 8 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds scallops
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 2 pounds fettuccine pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated



  • Cook asparagus in a sauce pan until crisp-tender and put asparagus into cold water to stop the cooking process (better yet, steam cook the asparagus)
  • Drain asparagus and set aside


To clarify butter

  1.  Melt butter over very low heat
  2.  Skim off impurities that rise to surface
  3. Slowly pour off the oil part of the butter into another container
  4. Discard the solids from the bottom of the pan. That's it.


  • Place clarified butter in a large skillet
  • Add the minced garlic and sauté for 2 minutes (or until soft)
  • Add scallops and gently stir for 3 1/2-4 minutes until done
  • Add the cream, fettuccine pasta, basil, parsley, salt and pepper
  • Stir and simmer for about 3 minutes or until very hot
  • Place in pasta bowls or on plates and garnish each with 4 asparagus spears and Parmesan cheese


This restaurant pasta, scallop and asparagus recipe that will result in a meal you will be proud of!

Enjoy your pasta with scallops and asparagus and the company of those you share it with!


Did you know? In Alaska, there are three types of scallops. Bay scallops, which are a smaller variety. Rock scallops, which are commonly found attached to rocks, and Weathervane scallops which are  sold as Jumbo scallops on the market.