Ooooh, this was so good... Let's see if I can recount how much of each ingredient I put in this winter winner of a dish.
Buying, or rather, cooking seafood can sometimes be a challenge. "What the heck do I make with this?" Unless I have a planned recipe, this is usually the question I find myself asking...
So I invented this:
SCALLOP & BACON FETTUCCINE ALFREDO
10 pieces bacon, fried and crumbled
pkg of fettuccine noodles
about a pound of sea scallops (the ones I found were fairly small)
1 stick of butter, sliced into thin pats
about a half cup of half-and-half
2 cloves garlic, diced
Fry bacon and set aside.
In a separate skillet, add a few tablespoons of the bacon grease and about a 1/4 of water.
Over medium to med-high heat, saute scallops about three to four minutes. Drain and set aside.
In a saucepan on medium to med-high heat, add half-and-half and butter. Stir occasionally until butter is melted. Add garlic and parmesan cheese and stir continually until melted.
Boil noodles until cooked al dente, drain, run cool water through the noodles.
Spoon out alfredo sauce onto noodles, top with scallops and sprinkle with bacon crumbles.
You can add herbs, I would suggest basil... Mmmm!
"Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, & who we want to be." -- Molly Wizenberg