Scallop Scampi Recipe -
Scallop Scampi Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Scallop Scampi

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"Scallop Scampi is a healthy and delicious recipe with lots of taste. Serve with crusty bread and a green salad, if desired. If you like a thicker sauce, you can add a teaspoon of corn starch at the end."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a large skillet, melt margarine over medium heat and saute garlic and onion until translucent. Add wine, salt, ground black pepper and 1/4 cup cheese.
  2. Add chicken broth and scallops; increase heat and boil rapidly for 7 to 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  4. Reduce heat for scallop mixture and add parsley; place sauce on top of linguine. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 09, 2005

This was an excellent way to use scallops. However, small bay scallops should never be boiled rapidly, especially for more than a minute or two. I sauteed the onion and garlic for a few minutes, added the scallops and sauteed them for about 4 minutes then removed them from the pan. I then added all the other ingredients and let it cook down to the amount I needed and desire consistency. Returned the scallops and served over angel hair pasta. Excellent!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 02, 2004

Not bad. Need to reduce the wine as well as reduce the chicken stock. Next time I will use seafood stock, it just tasted to "chickeney" to me.

Jun 02, 2007

This is by far the best recipe I have ever gotten off this site and believe-you-me I have gotten alot! I did make some changes to the recipe per the reviews of other users. I used a half butter, half olive oil combo instead of margarine...I used scallions instead of the onions....I added shrimp, mushrooms and about 1 1/2 cups of shredded swiss cheese....I used parmesan cheese instead of romano and I only added a little parm during the cooking and added most of it right before serving while I was adding the swiss cheese. This came out delish, it was like being at the olive garden. The only thing that I will change next time is to double the sauce because with the added shrimp and mushrooms the sauce didn't seem too plentiful. I got rave reviews from my bro-in-law and sis and their only complaint was that they wanted more sauce. I served this with garlic bread and the remainder of white wine. Great! One more tip...add the cheese when it is warm, not boiling. So basically take it off the stove and let it set for maybe 5 minutes before adding the cheese. I figured this out the hard way. If you add the cheese when it's too hot it will clump up and stick to everything. The sauce doesn't get creamy that way. Only if you add it when it's warm.

Dec 09, 2003

This was wonderful!!! I did make three changes and I think they really made this dish a winner; I used butter instead of margarine, doubled the garlic and substituted a can of white clam sauce for the chicken broth. Everything else was fine and my wife and I loved it!!

Mar 09, 2012

Since I first made this in 2002, I've made it many times since. I now add twice as much garlic, use half chicken both, half white wine, a half teaspoon each of oregano and basil, and a good sprinkling of red pepper flakes to this recipe. It was good back then, but it kicks butt now. Thicken with cornstarch just enough for the sauce to stick to the noodle. This is one of my favorite recipes. Serve with salad and garlic bread. What a feast!

Nov 16, 2002

This recipe was so much fun to play with! If you really like to cook (like I do), it's a kick! I doubled butter & wine, used a bunch of green onions instead, used Parmesano Reggiano, used Emeril's Essence instead of salt & pepper, added 12 oz. sliced baby portabellos, and made it with angel hair; couldn't afford the scallops right now, so I used a can of baby shrimp & a can of crabmeat...YUM!!! My 7 month old son was begging, so we gave him tiny bites of the pasta...he LOVED it, and so did we!When I put the plate in front of my husband, he said, "Oh, wow!" Lots of "m-m-m-m-m's" in the room...thanks!

Aug 29, 2002

I added shrimp and used angel hair pasta. Parsley was not mentioned in the ingredients section, but the recipe says to add parsley in Step #4. It needs it for a touch of color. You'll probably want to thicken the sauce as the narrative stated. Very good.

Sep 03, 2006

This was such a delicious recipe. I followed some of the previous suggestions and added green onions, shrimp and mushrooms. The sauce turned out perfect, but it may be because I used ricotta and parmesan cheese instead of romano. I also adjusted the sauce to be thicker by adding about 2 tbsp of cornstarch dissolved in cold milk before adding the cheese. This really is a great, restaurant quality pasta. Thanks for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 360 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.5 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 21.3 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 799 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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