Blackened Scallops over Angel Hair Pasta

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A potently spicy seafood dish that will meet the expectations of any spicy seafood lover. Warning! As written, this recipe is too pepper-hot for many. Reduce pepper amounts unless you like it very spicy!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 45 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper

  • ¼ tablespoon salt

  • ¾ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • 1 pound scallops

  • 2 tablespoons butter, or as needed

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 (12 ounce) package angel hair pasta

  • olive oil

  • ½ tomato, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Mix black pepper, white pepper, salt, mustard, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and thyme together. Dredge scallops in blackening spices.

  2. Melt 1/2 of the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate, cover, and set aside.

  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook angel hair pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, melt remaining butter in the same skillet over medium heat. Add scallops in a single layer and sear until browned on the outsides and opaque in the centers, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Cover and set aside.

  5. Drain pasta and place in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil. Add the mushroom mixture and tomato. Serve pasta in individual bowls; place scallops on top and drizzle with lemon juice.

Cook's Note:

Try tossing the pasta with lemon-infused olive oil if you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
9g Fat
38g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 652mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 539mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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