How to make it

  • Fill a large stock pot with water and bring to a boil.
  • Add asparagus and fresh peas, if using and blanch 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Fish out vegetables and "shock" in a bowl of ice water.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Cook pasta until al dente.
  • Drain and toss with a little olive oil to keep it from sticking and clumping.
  • Set aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and2 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onion and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and saute an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Set aside.
  • Add more oil and butter to skillet, if necessary and add the carrots and red pepper.
  • Saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the zucchini, squash, mushrooms, peas and asparagus and saute about 2 to 3 minutes more.
  • Remove and add to bowl with onions.
  • Turn heat to medium high, add a little more oil and butter and add scallops in a single layer.
  • Saute until lightly caramelized, about 1 minutes per side, depending on thickness.
  • Remove to a plate and set aside.
  • Add wine and broth to the skillet and bring to a boil, scraping up brown bits.
  • Reduce heat to medium and keep to a low boil until liquid is reduced by about half.
  • Add Half and Half, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Stir and continue to simmer a few minutes until cream begins to thicken.
  • Add vegetables and scallops back to the skillet and heat through.
  • Toss with pasta and top with lemon zest and herbs.

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    " It was excellent "
    gagagrits ate it and said...
    This is one beautiful recipe, definitely a keeper, thanks for the post..........:)
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    " It was excellent "
    chihuahua ate it and said...
    I love this Lorraine. Keeping my husband in mind, all I'd have to do is use Fat Free Milk or Low Fat Soy Milk instead of the Half and Half. Maybe use a little less butter. I think it would work. The recipe is fabulous though. Thank you for posting it.

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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This one is loaded with veggies, very colorful, beautiful and delicious sounding! 5 forks, my friend!
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