Pasta with Scallops and Spinach
  • Servings: 4
  • * 12 ounce pappardelle or other favorite pasta
  • * 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • * 1 pound sea scallops
  • * 1 item garlic clove, minced
  • * 1 cup white wine, chicken broth or clam juice
  • * 2 teaspoon butter
  • * 10 ounce package baby spinach
  • * 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  1. Optional garnish: lemon wedges, toasted pine nuts
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in medium-size skillet, heat oil until hot but not smoking; sauté scallops until cooked through, about 2 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove scallops from pan. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Add wine; cook until slightly reduced, about 2 minutes. Stir in butter. Add spinach and tomatoes. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, just until spinach is wilted and tomatoes softened, about 2 to 3 minutes. Combine drained pasta and spinach mixture. Spoon onto plates; top with scallops. If desired, garnish with lemon wedges and pine nuts.