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Asparagus-Scallop Stir-Fry

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Enjoy this stir-fried dinner made with asparagus, scallop and pasta that’s ready in 20 minutes.

2
tablespoons lemon juice
1
lb. bay scallops*
4
oz. uncooked angel hair pasta, broken into thirds
1
tablespoon oil
1
cup thinly sliced carrots
1
lb. fresh asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces**
3
green onions, sliced
1/4
cup purchased stir-fry sauce

Steps

  • 1 In medium bowl, drizzle lemon juice over scallops; set aside.
  • 2 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package.
  • 3 Meanwhile, heat large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat until hot. Add oil; heat until hot. Add carrots and asparagus; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add scallops with lemon juice; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until scallops turn opaque. Add onions; cook and stir 1 minute.
  • 4 Drain pasta; add to skillet. Stir in sauce; cook until thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

* Larger sea scallops can be substituted for bay scallops; cut in half before cooking. ** One 9-oz. pkg. frozen asparagus cuts can be substituted; add at end of recipe with onions. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Angel hair pasta (in Italian, capelli d'angeli) is a much thinner version of spaghetti. It cooks quickly, making it ideal for last-minutes suppers. Don't overboil it, though, or like all pastas it will be mushy.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
270
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
670mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Protein
20g
20%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
180%
180%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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