Red Wine Spaghetti with Seared Scallops

Sometimes Mr. Prevention and I have very bizarre conversations. Last week, we were ranking in order of preference various seafood such as crab, lobster, scallops, shrimp, and mussels. And then arguing about which seafood is better and why.

In order of mt most favorite to least favorite, I would choose crab, scallops, lobster, mussels, and then shrimp…in case any one was curious. But I can’t remember what Mr. Prevention chose. He ranked shrimp ahead of lobster…I remember that much. Crazy buffoon.

I recently fell in love with scallops all over again during a recent visit to Whole Foods. They were giving out samples of THE biggest scallops I’ve ever laid eyes on. And the flavor? Buttery-tasting thanks to their smooth, tender texture. I did a few laps around the store to see if I could snatch another scallop, but no such luck.

So when I ran across this recipe for red wine spaghetti (which by the way, is actually red when you don’t use whole wheat pasta), I received a huff and puff from Mr. Prevention. He wanted to know, “Where’s the meat?!”

On top of this stunning pasta with its simple, but bold flavors, I added seared scallops. Three…big…buttery scallops. And suddenly, the man changed his take on this pasta meal. I can’t help but think of this as such a warm, wintery dish. Between the red pasta and Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings that could resemble snow…how appropriate for the welcoming of November!

I’m looking forward to a workout and a nice dinner at home tonight. Last week was week #2 back-on-track and I want to get in several workouts before traveling this weekend!

Question: Do you eat seafood? If so, what’s your favorite seafood?

P.S. I dressed up as a hockey player…but I did wash my equipment. What could be washed of it, anyways! ;)

Be well,


  1. Yum! This pasta looks amazing. Unfortunately I don’t eat scallops or hardly any other seafood, but I think it sounds delicioius even without the scallops.

  2. I love how scallops taste so rich without actually BEING so rich.

    I’m trying to be super good this week also in preparation for our trip!

  3. I love seafood!

    Sadly, the man friend is super allergic. Maybe I’ll site this as the reason if we end up breaking up… it’s legit, right?

  4. Hahaha…that totally sounds like a conversation I’d have with my husband :-)

    This looks awesome!

  5. Scallops and lobster are my faves!

  6. I love seafood! I’m a sucker for shrimp and crabs.

  7. I love scallops. These pictures are especially beautiful!

  8. Wow, your scallops look just perfect! Great photos, too!

  9. This looks amazing. I cant get over how well you eat in your house. Have you told your husband how lucky he is? Because I can pretty much promise you, when I get married my husband will have to settle for cold leftovers unless he cooks for himself.

    My favorite seafoods would go like this: scallops, shrimp, artificial crab (I know, but its GOOD). Thats it. I honestly dont see the big deal about crab and lobster. Real crab is ok if its in a dip, but other than that Im not a big fan. And lobster – it does nothing for me. At all.

    • Just so you know I forwarded him your comment straight from my inbox ;) I am guessing he disagrees! The man seriously loves pizza…like, a lot.

  10. Fabulous dish and those scallops on top look AMAZING! I would rank my seafood as follows: lobster, scallops, mussels, crab. No shrimp, as I am one of those odd people who really don’t care for it at all. Can’t wait to make this!

  11. How I wish I had some of this waiting on me tonight!

  12. A whole bottle of wine! I am definitely going to like this recipe. Shrimp is my favorite, but I’m willing to give scallops a try. I’ve never had them!

  13. ooo this looks super tasty! I love salmon. I know that seems boring but I JUST LOVE IT! I also am a sucker for crab cakes!

  14. I love seared scallops but never even thought of trying to make them at home. I always thought it was so hard (must be all the Hell’s Kitchen I watch) but your directions make it sound easy! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Here’s a random fact of your friend Biz: I never even TRIED seafood until about 10 years ago – now I love it! Well, except fish – the only fish I like is ahi tuna and chilean sea bass – only the most expensive ones to buy in the store! :(

  16. This looks so delicious! I absolutely love scallops and your recipe complements them so well. I have a great recipe for seared scallops with corn scallion salad and I think you’ll really enjoy it… check it out on my blog!

  17. Oh yum, this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

  18. I think your shrimp ranking is far too low… but I do love the cleverness of this dish, using wine to cook the pasta, and it sounds great with scallops!


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