Scallops are one of our favorite foods and we look for ways to use them all the time. However, a perfectly seared scallop with just a bit of salt and pepper remains our favorite. And when flavored with this creamy pesto and served over pasta, they really shine! We know you will love this Creamy Pesto Pasta with Seared Scallops recipe!
Homemade Creamy Pesto Pasta Sauce
This creamy pesto is nothing more than its name implies. We use a homemade classic basil pesto (which you can customize to your liking) and add it to some reduced cream and BOOM, you have a creamy pesto sauce!
This is so simple but really tastes amazing over your favorite pasta shape! We love it with casarecce pasta (pictured), but we have enjoyed it with a variety of pasta shapes. Learn more about out homemade pasta recipe here and find your favorite shape.
Perfectly Seared Scallops
We are very particular when it comes to scallops. We often see people overcook scallops which will completely ruin this delicious treat from the sea. The natural flavor of scallops is slightly sweet with a hint of the sea and the texture should be soft and delicate, never chewy and dense.
If you want to read more on how to buy fresh scallops, what to look for, and tips for cooking, check out our post on Perfectly Seared Scallops.
We hope that you enjoy this recipe for Creamy Pesto Pasta with Seared Scallops. If you give it a try, leave us a comment below or tag us on Instagram @cooking_with_wine!
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- Scallops with Golden Romesco Sauce and Black Rice
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