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Congratulations to

Debbie Reid

from Clearwater, Florida

Winning Entry
Scallops with Zucchini and Sun-dried
Tomato Linguine
  • 6 ounces Buitoni Fresh Linguine
  • 1/3 pound fresh scallops
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 zucchini
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup minced sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained well
  • 1/2 teaspoon Meyer lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons Meyer lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon oil from jar of sun-dried tomatoes
  • Additional lemon wedges, fresh basil and grated parmesan cheese for garnish

Prepare linguine according to package directions; set aside.

Pat dry the scallops, season with salt and pepper, set aside.

Cut the zucchini in half widthwise. Using a potato peeler, peel zucchini into thin strips, then cut the strips in half lengthwise; set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil in a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the shallot and garlic, cook for 1 minute. Add in the zucchini and sun-dried tomatoes, cook 1 minute. Lower heat to low, add in the linguine, lemon zest, lemon juice, basil, parmesan cheese, sun-dried tomato oil and 1 tablespoon butter, mix to combine, keep warm over low heat.

Meanwhile, heat a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add in remaining 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil. When heated, add in the scallops and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 - 3 minutes. Turn scallops over and cook the second side in the same manner.

Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the linguine, toss to coat.

To serve, place linguine onto serving platter, making a small well in the center of the pasta. Place the scallops into the center of the pasta. Garnish with additional fresh basil, lemon wedges and parmesan cheese and enjoy!

Serves 2

This is a great date night recipe. It's a delicious recipe to sit down and share, served with a crusty loaf of bread and if you like, a nice glass of wine. But, it is also a great recipe to get in the kitchen with your date and prepare together.

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