Show-Stopper Seared Scallops With Lemon Scented Bread Crumbs &am

“Recipe courtesy of Rachel Ray. I saw her make this on TV and decided I had to try it. I am putting here for safe keeping.”

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  1. Bring 1-inch of wate r to a boil in a large skillet as well as a large ot of water, for pasta. When the water in the skillet comes up to a boil, add salt and asparagus and blanch for 2 minutes, drain and reserve. When the pasta water comes up to a boil, salt it and cook fettucine to al dente.
  2. While the pasta water comes up to a boil, in the pan which you blanched the asparagus in, heat 2 T. of extra-virgin olive oil, over medium heat then add garlic and shallot and saute 4 to 5 minutes. Deglaze with wine, reduce 30 seconds then add stock, tomatoes and a pinch of saffron or an envelope of saffron powder. Simmer 10 minutes. Stire in cream then season sauce with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. While sauce cooks, heat a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add butter, melt then add the bread crumbs and toast them. Add salt & pepper, lemon zest and parsley, remove and reserve. Wipe pan clean and return the skillet to medium-high heat and preheat until very hot. Drizzle scallops with olive oil and add to hot pan to caramelize on each side, 3 minutes on the first side and 2 on the second.
  4. Chop asparagus into 1-inch pieces on an angle and add to sauce. Drain pasta and toss with asparagus and sauce. Serve pasta with seared scallops, 4 per person, alongside and top the scallops with the lemon scented bread crumbs.

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