Scallop and Bacon Linguine
The perfect date night pairing of bacon and scallops will have you singing 'that's Amore'! You can't beat this duo, especially when swirled together with luxurious linguine, spinach and a velvety cream sauce!
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(Contains Egg, Wheat)
Cream Sauce Spice Blend
Parmesan Cheese, shredded
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Before starting, wash and dry all produce. Add 10 cups water and 2 tsp salt to a large pot (use same for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Cut bacon into 1/4-inch strips. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add bacon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until crispy, 5-7 min.**Remove the pan from heat. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside. Carefully discard all but 1 tsp bacon fat (dbl for 4 ppl ) from the pan.
Meanwhile, roughly chop parsley.Roughly chop spinach.Zest, then juice half the lemon. Cut remaining lemon into wedges. Pat scallops dry with paper towels, pressing well to absorb as much moisture as possible. Season with salt and pepper.
Heat the pan with reserved bacon fat over medium-high. When hot, add scallops. Pan-fry until golden-brown and cooked through, 2-3 min per side.**Transfer scallops to another plate.
Add linguine to the boiling water. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 1-2 min.Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water (dbl for 4 ppl), then drain linguine.
Reheat the same pan (from step 3) over medium. When hot, add 2 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl), then peas. Cook, stirring often, until tender, 5 min. Add spinach and garlic puree. Cook, stirring often, until spinach wilts, 1 min.Sprinkle Cream Sauce Spice Blend into the pan. Cook, stirring often, until veggies are coated, 30 sec. Add cream, 1 tsp lemon zest, 2 tsp lemon juice (dbl both for 4 ppl) and reserved pasta water. Cook, stirring often, until sauce thickens slightly, 4 min. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add linguine, scallops and parsley. Toss to combine.
Divide linguine between plates. Top with bacon and Parmesan.Squeeze a lemon wedge over top, if desired.