Blackened Scallops Over Angel Hair Pasta

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 lb Scallops
  • 9 or 12 oz pkg fresh Angel Hair Pasta
  • 1 cup Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 Sweet or Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Tomato, chopped
  • Lemon-flavored Olive Oil
  • Butter

Blackening Spices:

  • 1/4 Tbsp Salt
  • 1/3 Tbsp White Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Black Pepper
  • 3/4 tsp Dry Mustard
  • 3/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 tsp dried Thyme Leaves


Mix blackening spices together. Dredge scallops in blackening spices. In skillet, sauté onion in butter, add mushrooms after onions are translucent, set aside. Boil pasta in water, add a little olive oil. Cook 4-5 minutes, or according to instructions. Heat a pat of butter in skillet to high heat. Add scallops on high heat for 6-8 minutes. Cover to keep warm, set aside. Place pasta in a bowl. Drizzle with lemon-flavored olive oil. Add small pat of butter, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes. Toss. Serve pasta, place scallops on top. Serve with Parmesan if desired.

WARNING! As written, this recipe is too pepper-hot for many…reduce pepper amounts unless you like it very spicy!

Submitted by Jeff Harrison of Portland, Oregon.