The bright flavors of traditional scampi are given a fiery kick with the addition of Frank's RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce. Pair it with scallops instead of shrimp for a twist on the classic.
- For each serving, pat 3 scallops dry and season with 1 teaspoon Frank's RedHot® Seasoning. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium high heat until shimmering. Sear scallops on both sides until golden brown. Set aside.
- In the same pan, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons slivered garlic and cook until fragrant. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons Frank's RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce and a 1/4 teaspoon each crushed red pepper and salt. Stir to combine.
- Add 2 cups of cooked linguine and 1/4 cup of pasta water. Toss until pasta is well coated in sauce and heated through. Stir in 2 tablespoons fresh parsley.
- Place pasta on desired plate. Top with seared scallops and garnish with 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese.
For an added layer of flavor, add 2 tablespoons of white wine along with lemon juice and cook slightly longer to burn off the alcohol.
- Recipe type: Entrees
- Cuisine: Mediterranean