1 package of Trader Joe’s Lemon Pepper Pappardelle Pasta
non-stick cooking spray
1/2 lb scallops
1/3 cup sundried tomatoes
2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt and pepper
1 tbsp. chopped Italian parsley
Step 1: Cook pasta to al dente then drain and set aside. Season the water with a bit of salt while the pasta cooks. Mix and spray the cooked pasta with a bit of non-stick cooking spray after draining out the water. This will keep them from sticking to each other, which they love to do!
Step 2: While the pasta is cooking, heat a non-stick frying pan with enough olive oil to cover the surface. In the meantime, give the scallops a nice wash, pat them dry then season with salt and pepper.
Step 3: When the pan is hot, add about a 1/2 tbsp of butter then add the scallops. Sear on one side for about a minute then flip the scallops on the other side then sear for an additional minute or two. They shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes to fully cook. Next, take the scallops out and place them on a separate plate.
Step 4: Add the cooked pappardelle pasta to the same pan the scallops were cooked in. Add the lemon juice, and the sundried tomatoes. Mix until evenly combined. Taste. Add a bit of salt and pepper if needed. Add the scallops. Mix. Taste. Sprinkle in the parsley. Mix. Good enough for your taste? Then it’s done!