Scallop Pasta Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

  • Linguine with Scallops and Capers (see recipe below)
  • Watercress with Blue Cheese
  • Lemon Peas
  • Raspberry Pinwheels

Seafood doesn't have to be saved for a special occasion: Linguine with Scallops and Capers is ready in just 30 minutes. Adding Watercress with Blue Cheese, Lemon Peas, and Raspberry Pinwheels makes this seafood dinner special. The dairy aisle is the place to shop for this quick dinner: It's where you pick up the blue cheese, butter for the peas, and the pastry for the pinwheels.

Linguine with Scallops and Capers


Watercress with Blue Cheese

Trim, rinse, and dry watercress. Dress with vinaigrette dressing and top with crumbled blue cheese.

Lemon Peas

Cook frozen peas according to package directions, toss with butter, and top with a pinch of grated fresh lemon rind. Be sure to use just the yellow rind -- the white underneath is bitter.

Raspberry Pinwheels

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out a refrigerated piecrust. Spread with 2 Tbs. raspberry preserves, then cut into 16 wedges like a pizza. Roll up and bake for 25 minutes on a foil-lined cookie sheet.