Pan Seared Sea Scallops {with Basil Pesto Pasta}
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Serves: 2
  • ¼ lb. capellini pasta
  • ½ cup fresh basil pesto (see recipe link in post)
  • 8 sea scallops
  • 1 Tbl. olive oil
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves
  • salt & pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain and toss with basil pesto sauce.
  2. Meanwhile, rinse and pat dry sea scallops. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add olive oil to skillet and heat to medium-high. Sear scallops untouched for 2 minutes per side. Remove from the pan.
  3. Add pasta and fresh basil leaves to pan. Gently toss pasta until warmed through. Divide pesto pasta evenly between two pasta bowls, top each with sea scallops and grated Parmesan cheese.
Recipe by Lemony Thyme at