Creamy Scallop & Pea Fettuccine

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Creamy Scallop & Pea Fettuccine

Creamy Scallop & Pea Fettuccine

This rich pasta dish is full of sweet seared scallops and plump peas. Low-fat milk and flour thicken the sauce, giving it creamy texture without the extra calories and fat found in traditional cream sauces. Serve with a small Caesar salad on the side.

Serves 5

Prep Time 40 min

Total Time 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces whole-wheat fettuccine
  • 1 pound large dry sea scallops, (see Note)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 8-ounce bo clam juice, (see Tip)
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 3 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 3/4 cup finely shredded Romano cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook fettuccine until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package instructions. Drain.

Step 2

Meanwhile, pat scallops dry and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the scallops and cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

Step 3

Add clam juice to the pan. Whisk milk, flour, white pepper and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl until smooth. Whisk the milk mixture into the clam juice. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly. Continue stirring until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Return the scallops and any accumulated juices to the pan along with peas and return to a simmer. Stir in the fettuccine, 1/2 cup Romano cheese, chives, lemon zest and juice until combined. Serve with the remaining cheese sprinkled on top.


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