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Spicy Lemon-Basil Linguine with Bay Scallops

Spicy Lemon-Basil Linguine with Bay Scallops
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Spicy Lemon-Basil Linguine with Bay Scallops

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes • Serves: 4

1/2 (16-ounce) package linguine
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound bay scallops, thawed if necessary, patted dry
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
Grated Parmesan cheese for serving (optional)
2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil

1. Prepare linguine as label directs; reserve 1/4 cup pasta cooking water. Drain linguine; return to saucepot and cover.

2. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add scallops, garlic and crushed red pepper; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, linguine and reserved cooking water; cook 30 seconds, stirring occasionally.

3. Serve linguine sprinkled with cheese, if desired, and basil. Makes about 5 cups.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1-1/4 cups):
313 Calories, 5g Fat (1g Saturated), 23mg Cholesterol, 378mg Sodium,
47g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 2g Sugars, 0g Added Sugars, 19g Protein

Chef Tip:
Omit the crushed red pepper flakes for a kid-friendly version.

Dietitian’s Dish:
> Scallops are an excellent source of protein, phosphorus and selenium. Enjoy two servings of fish or shellfish per week to improve heart health and cognitive function.

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