BAY SCALLOPS WITH ASPARAGUS, GARLIC, BASIL & ANGEL HAIR PASTA
- 1/2 lb angel hair pasta
- 1 lb bay scallops
- 2 Tbxp olive oil
- 1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cup asparagus, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup julienned fresh basil
Fill a large pot 2/3 full with water. Add 2 Tbsp salt and bring to a boil for the angel hair pasta.
While the water is heating, heat a large saute pan over high heat. Add the olive oil and as it begins to smoke, add the bay scallops. Let them sit for 2 minutes, then shake the pan and add the onion, garlic adn asparagus. Let everything cook for 2-3 more minutes.
Next add chicken broth, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer and turn heat off once it begins to simmer.
As the scallp mixture is coming to a simmer, place the pasta in the boiling water and cook as directed. Once the pasta is cooked, drain, and add to scallop mixture. Toss so everyting is mixed together and sprinkle basil on top.