A Scallop Scampi Recipe That's About To Become Your Go-To Pasta Dish Of Summer

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Cooking for the warmer months can be difficult — especially in New York City. Heat seems to emanate from the pavement, leaving otherwise hungry diners dreading the act of eating. What you need is the perfect seafood dish. Enter this easy scallop scampi recipe — it's a sweeter alternative to the more popular version with shrimp. This citrusy combination of lemon, garlic, and fresh basil keeps the pasta feeling light. Serve it alongside some simply roasted asparagus for a perfect summer meal.

What You'll Need:

Jumbo bay scallops (I like to budget three per person, unless Michael Phelps is coming to dinner)1 pound gluten-free spaghettiKosher saltFreshly ground pepper3 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter2 minced gloves of garlic2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice and lemon wedges for garnish1/2 cup dry white wine (I like a sauvignon blanc, but never spend more than $10)1/4 cup fresh basil, loosely torn2 tablespoons chopped parsley for garnish

Images: Emily Siegel

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