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Saturday, September 24 2011
Superfine angel hair and delicate scallops are coated with a light lemon, white wine and caper sauce.

Prep Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 4 servings, 1 1/2 cups each

1 pound dry sea scallops, tough muscle removed (see Ingredient note) 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 8 ounces whole-wheat angel hair pasta 1/2 cup white wine1/2 cup clam juice 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/4 cup chopped garlic 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and chopped 2 teaspoons butter 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 Put a large pot of water on to boil.
2 Sprinkle scallops on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add the scallops; cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 6 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.
3 Cook pasta in the boiling water until not quite tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and rinse.
4 Whisk wine, clam juice and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth.
5 Cook garlic in the pan over medium-high heat, stirring often, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the wine mixture; bring to a boil and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, capers and butter; cook until the butter melts, 1 to 2 minutes.
6 Return the scallops to the pan, add the pasta and cook, stirring gently, until heated through and coated with the sauce, about 1 minute. Stir in parsley and serve immediately.

Ingredient Note: We prefer cooking with "dry" sea scallops (not treated with sodium tripolyphosphate, or STP). Scallops that have been treated with STP ("wet" scallops) have been subjected to a chemical bath and are not only mushy and less flavorful, but will not brown properly.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 387, Total Fat 7 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 42 mg, Sodium 465 mg, Carbohydrate 50 g, Fiber 7 g, Protein 28 g, Potassium 514 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin C 25%. Exchanges: Starch 3,Lean Meat 3,Fat 1.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet 
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