Dinner and drinks for Valentine’s Day from Stub with Cork Envy

Stub from Cork Envy talks about romantic ideas for dinner at home as well as drink recommendations.

Recipes:

Seared Scallops with Linguini

Ingredients:

  • 8 - 12 Fresh Dry Scallops
  • 1 Pound Dry Linguini
  • 1/4 cup + 1 TBS Butter
  • 1/4 cup + 1 TBS Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Dry White Wine
  • 1 Shallot, minced
  • 3 - 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Flour
  • Freshly-grated Parmesan Cheese, for Garnish (if desired)
  • Fresh Parsley, for Garnish

Procedure:

  • Cook Linguini as directed
  • Pat Scallops DRY
  • In a HOT pan (Cast Iron works well), add 1 TBS Olive Oil
  • Once oil begins to slightly smoke, place Scallops in pan, making sure they do not touch each other
  • Cook for 2 to 2 /2 minutes
  • Turn Scallops with tongs and add 1 TBS Butter to the pan
  • Cook for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes on each side, basting with the Butter and Oil mixture
Remove Scallops and place on a plate tented with foil to keep warm
  • Reduce heat to medium and in same pan, add: Butter, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Shallot, Pepper, Salt
  • Bring to a simmer until Shallots become slightly translucent
  • Add Garlic and simmer for 1 minute
  • Add Flour and stir constantly until incorporated
  • Add White Wine and simmer for 3 - 4 minutes
  • Add Cooked Linguini to Pan and toss until Pasta is coated with sauce
  • Plate Pasta and top with Parmesan Cheese (if desired)
  • Place 4 - 5 Scallops on top of each Pasta serving
  • Garnish with Fresh Parsley

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