This Creamy Leek Scallop Pasta is a delicate, relatively light yet very satisfying dish; perfect for your summer meal along with a glass of white wine.
Hello, everyone. Hot? Oh yeah, I feel you. While I cannot say it’s outrageously hot here down in Nova Scotia (Well, of course, I can. However, that won’t be fair to those folks who happen to be right now in Florida or Texas or somewhere else), it’s still not a comfortable situation outside. The temperature keeps hitting 30 degrees C and over with the humidex reaching 35 to 40 degrees C.
And you know what surprises me the most? A lot of people seem to enjoy this weather (That’s not surprising, though) and specifically enjoy running. And I am not talking about morning or evening runs – I see lots of them run in the afternoon when the heat reaches its maximum. WHAT?
I go to the gym almost every morning throughout the business week. However, during the summer time, I tend to cut down on the cardio part, sneak out from the gym 20-30 minutes earlier, and have a nice walk along the waterfront before heading to work (That counts as cardio, in my book…and it’s more enjoyable). But chances I will go outside in the afternoon, even for a stroll, are low.
But we’re not here to judge anyone, right? We can judge this amazing Creamy Leek Scallop Pasta instead (Obviously, I am not a nonpartisan judge here!)
First, that was the first time I seared scallops. I know this is not a complicated task; however, I remember Hell’s Kitchen where Chef Gordon Ramsey was always unsatisfied with the searing, so I was concerned a bit. While there’s still a large room for the improvement, I am pleased with my first attempt.
Secondly, this is creamy and decadent pasta, but it’s still quite light and appropriate for the summertime. I didn’t use any cream. The combination of some oil and butter makes the magic trick, turning leeks and garlic into something lovely. Then, fresh thyme and lemon zest bring up this pasta the refreshing favours.
I am telling you guys: Creamy Leek Scallop Pasta is a lovely summer recipe.
See you soon.