Tomato & Basil Pasta with Scallops

It’s been a while since my last post.  Classes and homework have caught up with me, and I’ve finally managed to take my tests and catch up completely.

That being said, I’ve actually had a chance to cook for the first time in a while!  I bought a bunch of scallops forever ago, so I was more than thrilled today when cooked them!  I threw together something fast, and it turned out pretty dang well!

1 box of long pasta (I didn’t have linguine, but that’s preferred)
1 large can diced/petite diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons (separated) olive oil
3 cloves garlic
2 package of small scallops OR 1 package of large scallops
1 handful of fresh basil, sliced
salt and pepper, to taste

1. Start off with your sauce.  In a large skillet, saute garlic with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  Pour in diced tomatoes and mash them with a spatula.  Fill the can 1/4 of the way with water and pour into the pan.  Season with salt and pepper.
2. Add basil and about a tablespoon or so of oil to your sauce. Allow to cook for five to eight more minutes while you begin cooking your pasta to box directions.
3. Add scallops and cook to package directions.  For me, that was ten minutes.
4. Mix pasta and sauce together and serve!


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