Whole-Wheat Orzo With Scallops In Lemon Cream Sauce

One of those unforgettable pasta recipes featuring toasty whole-wheat orzo and seared scallops dazzled with a light, lemony cream sauce and a kiss of garlic.

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  • Category Title Pasta

  • Cuisine Type American

  • Level Simple

Recipe By: Delallo



  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for pasta. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water to finish sauce.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat oil on a medium setting. Sear scallops until golden brown and opaque, about 3 minutes per side. Salt and pepper to taste. Transfer scallops to a separate dish.
  • In the same saucepan, add garlic and sauté until it begins to turn golden and fragrant. Pour in the wine and bring to a boil. Simmer covered on low heat until reduced by half. Remove lid.
  • Add the cream, butter, lemon juice and capers. Simmer until sauce begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in hot pasta. Cook together on a medium setting to marry flavors. Add reserved pasta water if necessary to thin sauce.
  • Serve topped with scallops (2 per serving) and fresh parsley. Garnish with lemon slices.

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