Back to the meal... it was like $30 for a couple scallops! I mean they were good... like, melt in your mouth like butter good... but that's about $7 per scallop!
It's not like scallops are hard to cook either. In fact, there one of the fastest, simplest things I cook. All you need is some melted butter, a pan, and some scallops. This recipe is fully from scratch (some times I "cheat" and use a jar of alfredo) and costs about $10-12 for 3-4 servings. That's like 50 cents per scallop and you get pasta with it. If that isn't proof that you can save money cooking at home, then I don't know what is!
There are zero veggies in this dish, so be sure to pair it with a salad or steamed broccoli for a complete meal (get your greens in!). :)
1 lb. scallops (sea or bay)
3 tbsp butter, divided
1 cup cream
1 small onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
6-8 oz linguine noodles
salt and pepper
1. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in medium pot and saute onions an garlic for about 2 minutes. Slowly add in room temperature cream, salt, and pepper and simmer.
2. Cook noodles according to package.
3. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Pat scallops dry with a paper towel. Add scallops to pan. Cook for about 4 minutes per side.
4. Drain cooked noodles and add to cream sauce (adding the noodles will thicken the sauce). Place noodles on plate and top with scallops.