Hi, Foodies! Happy Friday!
This week I was craving seafood pasta in a creamy cheese sauce, but I was feeling lazy – I didn’t feel like making a roux, or stirring constantly – I really just wanted to do minimal effort, tossing some ingredients together, while enjoying maximum flavor. This creamy blue cheese sauce is the solution!
1 1/2 pound scallops (shrimp work well too!)
1 cup crumbled blue cheese (I get 1 cup from a 5oz container)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup dry white wine
2-4 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
green onions to garnish
grated parmesan (optional)
In a large pan combine olive oil with melted butter. Usually I’d say sear the scallops a couple of minutes on each size until they caramelize a nice, crusty brown, but I got a new pan and that didn’t happen this time. 😦
But, cook your scallops (or shrimp) until almost done, then add white wine, crushed garlic, cream, and crumbled blue cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook several minutes to allow to reduce. (The sauce won’t thicken until it cools.)
Toss with your favorite pasta. Garnish with green onions and a handful of fresh parmesan if so desired. Then dig in!
If you make it, please let me know how you liked it!
Check back next Friday for another recipe.