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Scallops and artichokes seared in browned butter and tossed with pasta, burst tomatoes and fresh lemon for a light but comforting dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes.

Browned Butter Scallop and Artichoke Pasta

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Scallops and artichokes seared in brown butter and tossed with pasta, burst tomatoes and fresh lemon for a light but comforting dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Just before draining, reserve ½ cup of pasta water and drain remaining. Prepare the rest of the recipe while the pasta cooks.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter and ½ tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season scallops with salt and pepper and place into skillet in a single layer. Scallops should sizzle when you put them in the skillet, if they don’t, wait for the skillet to heat longer. Sear on both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Once done, remove scallops from skillet to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  3. Reduce heat to medium. To the same skillet, add remaining tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter, diced shallot, garlic and red pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Pour in wine and lemon juice. Add tomatoes and artichoke hearts and cook about 5 minutes until tomatoes burst.
  4. Remove skillet from heat and add in scallops, pasta, and basil; toss together. If needed, thin the sauce with the pasta water, adding a little at a time.
  5. Serve with Parmesan, lemon wedges, and, if you're feeling adventurous, microgreens!

Notes

If you're not a big fan of scallops, you can substitute shrimp!

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Recipe by Modern Farmhouse Eats at https://www.modernfarmhouseeats.com/browned-butter-scallop-artichoke-pasta/