Scallop Scampi with Pasta


This scallop scampi with pasta is a delicious twist on the classic shrimp dish. Swap in whole-wheat angel hair pasta for a boost of fiber.

Scallop Scampi with Pasta
Photo: Victor Protasio
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 10 ounces angel hair pasta

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 pound dry sea scallops, tough muscle removed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pink peppercorns or ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided, plus more for serving

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon drained capers

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Bring a saucepan of water to boil; cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and cover to keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Pat scallops dry. Sprinkle the scallops evenly on both sides with salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground pink peppercorns (or ground pepper). Add half of the scallops to the pan; cook, turning once, until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; cover to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and scallops.

  3. Reduce heat to medium; add garlic and capers to the pan; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in wine, lemon zest, lemon juice and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon ground pink peppercorns (or 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper). Bring to a simmer; cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half, about 3 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat; stir in the pasta and parsley. Divide evenly among 4 plates. Top with the scallops and, if desired, additional ground pink peppercorns (or pepper).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

435 Calories
9g Fat
61g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 435
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 23g 46%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Vitamin A 324IU 6%
Sodium 535mg 23%
Potassium 465mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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