Scallops and Spinach Over Pasta

Scallops and Spinach Over Pasta

This dish is one of our favorites as it can be made easily on a weeknight but is elegant enough to enjoy on a Saturday evening date night in. Pairs perfectly with a white wine like chardonnay, pinot grigio, or savignon blanc
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Dry Scallops 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian, Seafood
Servings 2
Calories 709 kcal


  • 12 Scallops Fresh or Frozen (if frozen must thaw first)
  • 12 Oz Spinach Fresh
  • 1 Onion Medium sized sliced thin
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 8-12 Oz Pasta
  • 10 Oz Chicken Stock


  • Prepare your scallops by laying them out on salted paper towels for 30 minutes each side. (Salt them on the tops as well).
  • Defrost your chicken stock if you are using frozen. (If from a box you can skip this step).
  • Sweat your onions in a pan.
  • Cook your pasta Al Dente.
  • Add garlic to the cooked onions.
  • Once the garlic is softening add the spinach and cook it until it becomes wilted not stewed.
  • Heat you your pan for the scallops and add the oil and half the butter.
  • Sprinkle the scallops with your chili powder and paprika.
  • Drain your pasta well and add it back to the pan with your chicken stock and spinach. ( you can retain some of the pasta water for the sauce opt)
  • Add scallops to a hot pan.  Do not crowd them, place only six at a time unless you have a very large pan.
  • Scallops only need to cook for about 2-3 minutes per side. Until lightly brown. If you overcook them they become chewy.
  • Plate your pasta in a bowl and add the scallops on top. Add some grated Parmigiano Reggiano and serve.



Calories: 709kcalCarbohydrates: 106gProtein: 35gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 4.635mgPotassium: 1.648mgFiber: 9gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 16.521IUVitamin C: 53mgCalcium: 231mgIron: 7mg
Keyword datenight, tasty, valentine, weeknight
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