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Seared Scallops in Creamy Noodles & Peas

Seared Scallops in Creamy Noodles and Peas

This elegant dish boasts scallops in a rich, creamy, wine and chive sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 8 Ounces Egg Noodles
  • 1 Cup Frozen Petite Peas
  • 3/4 Pound Sea Scallops, halved horizontally
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Dry White Wine
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 2/3 Cup Half and Half
  • 1/4 Cup Chives, chopped

Instructions:

1. Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling salted water, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add peas and cook until noodles are al dente, about 2 minutes longer. Drain in a colander and then transfer to a platter and keep warm.
2. Meanwhile, pat scallops dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat butter in a skillet over moderately high heat, then add scallops. Increase heat to high and sear scallops, turning over once, until golden brown and cooked through, 2 minutes total. Transfer to platter with noodles and keep covered.
3. Add wine to skillet and deglaze by boiling, stirring and scraping up any brown bits, 1 minute. Stir in water and cream and boil until slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in chives and pour sauce over scallops and noodles.

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