Food & Wine: Scallop Pasta with White Wine Cream Sauce

Source Gary Farrell Winery


Serving Size: 2

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Measurements: Imperial (US)


This easy creamy pasta is a perfect pairing with Gary Farrell Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, its rich but simple flavors paired with succulent scallops makes for a delicious dish. Or if you are like me… head to your favorite local restaurant with a bottle of Gary Farrell and order the scallops! I highly suggest the Day Boat Scallops en Croute from Valette in Healdsburg, Ca






Heat up a pot of water and cook the pasta until al dente, per the package instructions. Reserve a cup of water to be used later

    Season the scallops with salt and pepper. Heat up a skillet and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Pan-sear the scallops on high heat until both surface turn brown. Because the oil may burn, on the flip of the scallops, I cover the pan to continue the cooking.  Remove the scallops from the skillet. Set aside.

    Add the remaining olive oil into the pan and saute the garlic and crushed red pepper, about 10-15 seconds. Add the white wine, heavy whipping cream, lemon juice, salt and ground black pepper.

    Transfer the pasta, scallops, and bacon into the skillet, stir to mix well with the creamy sauce. As you stir the sauce start with about a third of a cup of the reserved pasta water to help with the thickening. Add the chopped parsley and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

    Pair with Gary Farrell Chardonnay or Pinot Noir




For a extra delicious addition try adding chopped bacon to the dish!