Spaghetti with scallops and smoked bacon Maltagliati with sausage

We propose one recipe for the holidays which offers an unexpected and tasty combination. The spaghetti with scallops and smoked bacon they are rather a first course simple to be realized but of sure effect. For a dinner with friends or Christmas Eve dinner with the family.

Ingrediants

  • 320 g of spaghetti
  • 100 g of smoked bacon cut into thin slices
  • 8 scallops
  • a clove of garlic
  • 1 yolk
  • light seed oil
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper

How to prepare: Spaghetti with scallops and smoked bacon

The spaghetti with scallops and smoked bacon they are a tasty first course, with a simple but effective recipe, ideal to prepare for one dinner with friends during the holidays but also for the family dinner of the Vigil.

The scallops, or shells of Saint Jacques, rightly considered a prized ingredient, are highly appreciated for their delicate flavor and the unique texture of the shellfish. The combination with the much humbler pancetta is not a new idea, just mention for example the Spelled Spaghetti with bacon and scallops or the Scallops with bacon and green pepper, for sure, however, it is successful.

The peculiarity of this recipe lies in the very simple and separate cooking of the elements, the molluscs and the strips of bacon, which only at the end are recomposed on the plate, linked by a sauce which is a real surprise.

And if the Scallops au gratin are almost a classic of the Christmas menus, another dish like Scallops and prawns with capers and cranberries will amaze your guests with taste and originality. Discover our recipes with scallops, you will find more than one inspiration.

If, on the other hand, you want to compose a menu that includes two first courses with seafood we also recommend Linguine with prawns or Pappardelle with prawns and lime.

OTHER TASTY RECIPES: Spaghetti with scampi and scallop sauce, Risotto with seafood, Pappardelle with scallop and saffron sauce

Easy execution Preparation time 20 min Cooking time 6 min – 7 min Servings 4

How to prepare: Spaghetti with scallops and smoked bacon

Preparation Spaghetti with scallops and smoked bacon - Phase 1

Preparation Spaghetti with scallops and smoked bacon - Phase 1

To make spaghetti with scallops and smoked bacon, place the bacon slices in a hot non-stick pan and brown until crispy. Keep them warm and keep the pan greased. Carefully and delicately remove the scallops from their shells.

Preparation Spaghetti with scallops and smoked bacon - Phase 2

Preparation Spaghetti with scallops and smoked bacon - Phase 2

Separate the corals from the shellfish and sear the first for a few moments in the same pan where you browned the bacon.

Transfer the corals to the mixing bowl of a hand blender along with an egg yolk. Add a pinch of salt and blend adding seed oil drop by drop until everything reaches the consistency of a mayonnaise.

Preparation Spaghetti with scallops and smoked bacon - Step 4

Preparation Spaghetti with scallops and smoked bacon - Step 4

Blanch the shellfish for 1-2 minutes per side in the same pan and keep them aside in the heat. Now heat, in the pan, a drizzle of oil with a clove of garlic. In the meantime, you will have boiled the spaghetti al dente: drain and sauté them in a pan, adding the crumbled pancetta with your fingers.

Preparation Spaghetti with scallops and smoked bacon - Step 5

Remove the garlic and transfer the pasta to a hot serving dish. Complete with the shellfish and the sauce, a sprinkle of freshly ground pepper and immediately serve the spaghetti with scallops and smoked bacon.

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