Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with BaconSTEVE BIBBY2020-02-06T03:03:20-05:00
Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon
¾ pound dry spaghetti
4 slices crisp cooked bacon, chopped
1 pound medium sized scallops
Salt and pepper to season
3 tablespoons olive oil
6 cloves minced garlic
½ cup white wine
1 cup low sodium seafood stock, or chicken stock
1½ cups whipping cream
2 large tomatoes, center pulp removed and diced small.
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cook the dry spaghetti to al dente in salted water and drain.
Crisp cook the bacon in a large sauté pan and roughly chop it. Set aside.
Season the scallops with salt and pepper and pan sear them in the bacon fat for only about 1½ to 2 minutes per side and set aside with the bacon.
Drain the bacon fat from the pan and add the olive oil and garlic; cook for only a minute to slightly soften the garlic.
Add the white wine and seafood stock and simmer quickly for a few minutes until the liquid has reduced by about ⅓. Add the cream and simmer for an additional 2 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper if needed, then add the bacon, tomatoes and the scallops to the sauce. Simmer for only a minute or two to warm the scallops through before adding the cooked pasta and Parmesan cheese.
Toss together the pasta and sauce very well before serving.