Linguine with Caramelized Scallops and Broccoli for #FeastOfTheSevenFishes

Gather your family and friends around a big bowl of Linguine with Caramelized Scallops and Broccoli. It's fun; it's festive, and a feast that's fit for a king!
Linguine with Caramelized Scallops and Broccoli

It is with great pleasure that I'm taking part in my first ever, Feast of the Seven Fishes (#FeastOfTheSevenFishes) event.
Brought to America from Southern Italy where it is all now but forgotten, the Feast of the Seven Fishes is a meal eaten by Italian-Americans that features (at least) seven fish/seafood dishes. Along with our hosts, Heather from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen and Lora from Savoring Italy, some bloggers have gotten together to share menu ideas for your Seven Fishes feast. Along with the traditional seven fish and seafood dishes, we've included some side dishes, a palate cleanser, a dessert, and a cocktail for your enjoyment! Please continue to the bottom of the post where you'll find the links to those other posts.

Linguine with Caramelized Scallops and Broccoli

Since I'm German (not Italian), seafood was never something we ate on Christmas Eve. Oh sure, there were always the chilled cocktail shrimp with sauce before dinner, but never an abundance of seafood courses, one after next, building into a crescendo of an under-the-sea wave of culinary delights.

Boy, did we miss out!

Linguine with Caramelized Scallops and Broccoli

It is with this recipe today that I am an honorary Italian, and I appreciate it more than you can know.

Spero che ti piace questo piatto di Linguine con caramellate Capesante e broccoli. E 'il mio piacere di portare a voi, in questa stagione natalizia 2015.

Google Translate:
I hope you enjoy this dish of Linguine with Caramelized Scallops and Broccoli. It is my pleasure to bring it to you for this Christmas season of 2015.

Linguine with Caramelized scallops and Broccoli

Serves: 6 -8      Prep Time:  15 minutes      Cook Time: 15 minutes

1 pound linguine, cooked according to package directions, drained and kept warm
4 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 pound medium sea scallops, thawed (if frozen) and thoroughly dried with paper towels
Salt and pepper to season scallops
2 tablespoons light colored oil (I used walnut but canola works well also)
4 tablespoons butter, divided
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ cup white wine
pinch red pepper flakes (if desired)
1 teaspoon ground ginger, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup grape tomatoes, halved
3/4 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Parmesan cheese to finish (if desired)

-Cook the linguine according to package directions, drain and keep warm.

-Meanwhile, place the broccoli florets in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the florets for 3 minutes, to slightly soften. Remove and set aside.

-Season the scallops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown the dried and seasoned scallops in the oil and 2 tablespoons butter over medium/high heat on both sides. Remove the browned scallops to a plate and keep warm.

-In the same skillet, add the lemon juice, white wine, red pepper flakes, ginger, garlic, and the remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Reduce the heat to low and scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet to deglaze the pan. Simmer on low for 2 minutes. Pour the sauce into the pot with the cooked linguine. Stir well to combine.

-Add the partially cooked broccoli into the skillet and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add the broccoli, browned scallops, and halved tomatoes into the pot with the linguine and sauce. Season with 3/4 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

-Pour the linguine and scallops out into a large platter or bowl and garnish with Parmesan cheese (if desired). Serve immediately and enjoy!

Linguine with Caramelized Scallops and Broccoli

And now, without further ado, let me guide guide you through the remainder of the Feast of the Seven Fishes dishes with the following amazing recipes:

Salmon Rillettes from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Marinated Shrimp Salad from A Healthy Life For Me
Pistachio Crusted Baked Cod from Cravings of a Lunatic
Pasta con le Sarde from Savoring Italy
Tuscan Seafood Stew from Food Done Light
Mixed Seafood Risotto from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Linguine with Scallops and Broccoli from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
Brussels Sprouts Risotto from Eats Well With Others
Marinated Roasted Vegetables from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Limoncello Sorbet from Creative Culinary
Zuppa Inglese from Christina's Cucina
Cranberry Limoncello Spritzer from Snappy Gourmet

So this Christmas Eve, you'd better watch out, you'd better not cry, you'd better not shout, I'm telling you why...Santa and Buddy Elf are coming to town (and they're bringing wine)!

Santa and Buddy the Elf Hand Painted Wine Glasses

If there is ever anything I can paint for you, from glassware to fabrics, please don't hesitate to contact me or visit my shop on Etsy or Wazala. Custom orders are always welcome and I will happily work and design from any photo or description you send my way.

Kudos Kitchen by Renee ~ Where food, art, and fun collide each and every day!

Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!

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