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 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
- Melt butter over very low heat
- Skim off impurities that rise to surface
- Slowly pour off the oil part of the butter into another container
- 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
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.