Pasta With Scallops/Vegetables Jjgf65a

Course : Italian
Serves: 4
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10 ounces fresh white or spinach fettu
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup chicken broth or clam juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cloves garlic -- crushed
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 medium red or yellow pepper -- cored seeded and diced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cornstarch
4 ounces mushrooms -- sliced
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3/4 pound bay or sea scallops

Preparation / Directions:

Bring 2 quarts of salted water to a boil. Add fettuccine and bring to a boil. Add broccoli florets and cook 3 to 5 minutes, until tender.( if using dried pasta, cook pasta 5 minutes, then add broccoli and cook 4 to 5 minutes more.)Drain and toss. Heat oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sauté‚garlic one minute, until fragrant. Add peppers and mushrooms. Cook, stirring constantly for 3 to 4 minutes, or until peppers begin to soften. Stir in scallops with any accumulated juice. Cook just until scallops begin to go opaque. Stir in white wine and broth. Add nutmeg, white pepper, and salt. Bring liquid to a simmer and cook 2 to 4 minutes more depending on size of scallops. In a small dish blend cornstarch and lemon juice to a smooth paste and stir into scallop mixture.Cook just until sauce thickens slightly.Turn warm pasta into serving bowl. Add scallop mixture and toss to coat pasta. If desired sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve warm.

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