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Seared Sea Scallops with Spicy Bacon Sun Dried Tomato Alfredo Sauce [Bertolli)

Seared Sea Scallops with Spicy Bacon Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Sauce

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Seared Sea Scallops with Spicy Bacon Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Sauce is easy and perfect for an Italian-inspired romantic dinner for two!
Course Fish and Seafood
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 2
Calories 339

Ingredients

  • 4 strips bacon thinly sliced
  • Salt
  • 4 ounces tagliatelle, linguini or fettuccine fresh or dried
  • 1 jar (15-ounce) good Alfredo sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes patted dry, coarsely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 large sea scallops rinsed and dried
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon in a skillet or saute pan until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Reserve 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in the pan.
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta until al dente per package directions. Drain.
  • Place the Alfredo sauce in a small saucepan. Add the garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and crushed red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer. Add all but a few pieces of the bacon to the sauce, reserving the remainder for garnish.
  • Place cooked pasta in the sauce and toss to coat; keep warm.
  • Season sea scallops with salt and black pepper. Heat reserved bacon drippings back up over medium-high heat. Place scallops in the pan and sear 2-3 minutes on the first side and 1 minute on the other side. Remove from heat.
  • To serve: Place equal servings of the pasta in bowls. Top with 4 scallops each. Garnish with reserved bacon pieces, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 516mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 601IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg