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Quick and Easy Fettuccine With Pesto, Shrimp, and Scallops

My husband and I are what could be called "foodies." We enjoy sampling and discovering new and different foods from all areas of the world.

Shrimp, scallops and fettuccini with pesto sauce

Shrimp, scallops and fettuccini with pesto sauce

What's for Dinner Tonight?

If you are looking for a simple recipe that takes little time and yet offers good taste as well as good nutrition, look no further. This fettuccine dish with pesto, shrimp, and scallops is about as easy as it gets! This type of meal should appeal to anyone who is in a hurry to prepare a nourishing meal with little fuss.

I have purposely not specified exact measurements in this recipe. Just adjust the amounts of each ingredient to suit your needs and preferences.

Instead of using shrimp and scallops, you can substitute other types of seafood. A fillet of fish would be equally good with this recipe. Use your own good judgment and taste preferences.

Raw shrimp

Raw shrimp

Ingredients

  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Scallops
  • Fettuccini, cooked following package directions
  • Pesto, homemade or from a jar
  • Chives (optional)

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

20 min

35 min

Serves 2 (recipe can easily be increased)

Instructions

  1. Cook the fettuccini per package instructions. Drain in a colander when finished cooking.
  2. While the fettuccine is cooking, grab a sauté pan and put a tablespoon or two (depending upon the size of the cooking utensil) of extra virgin olive oil and a pat of butter in the bottom and begin to heat to a medium high.
  3. Dredge the shrimp and scallops in flour and pat off the extra between your hands. Place the seafood into the pan when the oil and butter are melted and beginning to sizzle. Sauté for two minutes before turning to the other side. Sauté another 1 1/2 minutes or until done adding salt and pepper to both sides of the seafood to taste. Hint...The shrimp turns pink when cooked. When nicely browned on both sides and cooked (this only takes a few minutes depending upon the size of your shrimp and scallops) take out of the pan and set aside covering with foil to keep warm.
  4. Combine the cooked fettuccini with a few tablespoons or more (just enough to nicely coat the noodles) of the pesto and toss together.
  5. Arrange the dressed fettuccini in the center of a warmed plate and space the cooked shrimp and scallops artistically around the perimeter of the plate with one in the center.
  6. Use fresh chives (if desired) to garnish the plate.
  7. Pair this with a fresh salad for a delicious complete meal.
  8. If you like wine, a nice chilled Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent accompaniment.

Cooking the Shrimp and Scallops

Lightly floured shrimp & scallops in a saute pan with EVOO and one pat of butter.

Lightly floured shrimp & scallops in a saute pan with EVOO and one pat of butter.

Sauteing the shrimp & scallops on the second side.

Sauteing the shrimp & scallops on the second side.

Homemade Pesto Recipe

  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Reggiano, grated
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 to1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 2 to 3 peeled garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper

Combine all of these ingredients in a food processor until smooth and blended. Makes approximately 1 cup of pesto.

Homemade Pesto Suggestions

Pesto sauce is so easy to prepare ahead of time and freeze. Just put a little extra virgin olive oil over the pesto when freezing it, and it will retain its bright green coloration as well as flavor when thawed later on to be used in many different recipes. I also put a little plastic wrap over the top of the oil before refrigerating or freezing it.

Another way to preserve homemade pesto is to freeze it in ice cube trays. When thoroughly chilled, wrap each piece in plastic wrap and place into another freezer duty plastic bag. Then when you wish for just a bit of pesto flavor, you can thaw what you think you might need for the dish you are preparing.

You can easily alter this pesto recipe as I did in this particular instance. My basil plants in the garden were coming to an end, and I did not have quite enough for the recipe, so I substituted some fresh spinach leaves instead of using all basil. The flavor is not quite as intense, but it is still delicious. Walnuts are also a good and less expensive substitute for the pine nuts. I think that I also threw in a bit of parsley into my homemade pesto combination. Don't be afraid to make substitutions with this basic pesto recipe.

© 2012 Peggy Woods

Comments are welcomed.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 13, 2018:

Hi Rajan,

So happy to know that you like the sound of this recipe including the pesto made from scratch.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 13, 2018:

Looks absolutely delicious and inviting. Thank you for sharing this healthy recipe and for the pesto sauce recipe as well.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 05, 2018:

Hi Patricia,

This is truly a delicious combination of ingredients and flavors. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Hugs and blessings to you also!

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 04, 2018:

O my...yes, Peggy. Two of my favorite seafoods. I will try this soon. I can almost smell it cooking. Hope all is good with you and yours. Many Angels on the way bringing hugs and blessings. ps

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 10, 2015:

Hi Gail,

Your recent workshop certainly sounded like you enjoyed a great setting with a bonus of fresh seafood. Nice! I am sure you will enjoy this recipe. Thanks for the share.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 09, 2015:

Hi vocalcoach,

Nice to know that you will be making use of this recipe. We generally keep some frozen shrimp on hand, but will have to get some scallops again soon in order to enjoy this again. Thanks for the share.

Gail Sobotkin from South Carolina on June 08, 2015:

Hi Peggy,

I just returned from a weekend workshop in Cape May where I enjoyed combination seafood platters and salads with seafood in them so this quick and easy recipe looks like a great way to continue having delicious and nutritious seafood.

I'm voting this hub up and sharing.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on June 08, 2015:

I do enjoy scallops but rarely have them. But with this delicious recipe I'll have them more often. Thanks for sharing and I'll do the same. Voted up +++.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 08, 2015:

Hi Mary,

This is a delicious meal and one that we will have to have again sometime soon. We had an easy meal last night...tortilla crusted tilapia which is baked (purchased from Costco) and served over a spinach salad last night. Hope you enjoy this meal tonight with your family! Thanks for the votes, share, etc. We are finally drying out here in Houston after those torrential rains! Hope all is well in your 'neck of the woods.' :)

Mary Hyatt from Florida on June 08, 2015:

I am trying to get a good idea for dinner tonight, so I'm glad I read your recipe! Sounds like a winner and one my family will love.

Voted this one UP etc. and shared.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 19, 2013:

Hi Always Optimist,

Hope that you and your wife enjoy this meal. Thanks for the votes and 5 star rating.

Always Optimist from India on July 18, 2013:

Looks yummy. I would ask my wife to try it out once. Voted up and awesome and rated 5 stars.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 02, 2013:

Hi moonlake,

We had fish tonight, and like you, we love it. So glad that you enjoyed this recipe and thanks for the pin.

moonlake from America on May 02, 2013:

Looks so good. I love seafood and so does my husband. Pinned.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 26, 2013:

Hi beingwell,

This would also be delicious with the shrimp and mussels or just about any other type of seafood. Glad you like the sound of it. Thanks for your comment.

beingwell from Bangkok on March 25, 2013:

Voted up! Your recipes are so good; and so easy to do. I want to make this with shrimps and mussels. Yum!! Thanks!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 04, 2013:

Hello mts1098,

I did not put exact measurements because some shrimp or scallops are large...some small...and people can adjust portion sizes to suit themselves. With this recipe it is so easy to do. As to the time of dinner...what time is best for you? :)) Also...when will you be grilling next? We'll be there! Ha! Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 03, 2013:

Hello CZCZCZ,

If you like scallops and pasta, you are sure to like this meal. Thanks for your comment. Hope you make it soon and enjoy it instead of just looking at the photos. Trust me...it is even better than it looks! Appreciate your comment.

mts1098 on March 03, 2013:

This sounds great...I like the fact that you did not use exact shrimp or scallop count because quite often when we cook or grill, we do not use exact measurements. So what time is dinner :) ...tastes great and less filling (or am I confusing this with a beer commercial) cheers...

CZCZCZ from Oregon on March 02, 2013:

The scallops look absolutely delicious. I love a seafood pasta dinner, this one looks great thanks for sharing!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 02, 2013:

Hello Ky Cardinal,

Hope you enjoy this recipe! It is a really good one for seafood and pasta lovers. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 01, 2013:

Hi Cyndi10,

I did not make homemade pasta. I used a packaged dry variety, although homemade would be wonderful. The rest of the meal was homemade...but simple and easy to prepare. Thanks for your comment. Hope you give it a try sometime soon and report back regarding your results.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 01, 2013:

Hi Suzie HQ,

Hope that you will be using this recipe soon in your own home for a scrumptious dinner. We obviously also love all of the ingredients. Thanks for all your votes, shares, etc. The main thing is to ENJOY! :))

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 01, 2013:

Hi Denise,

We love seafood also and living where we do near the Gulf Coast, there is no lack of good ingredients for delicious seafood menus as often as we wish to cook them at home...or dine out in restaurants, for that matter. Have some fish in the refrigerator for tonight's meal. Thanks for your votes and the share.

Vicki from Sun City, AZ on March 01, 2013:

This looks great. I'm going to try it next week.

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on March 01, 2013:

This made my mouth just looking at the pictures. Homemade pasta will be a first for me, but paired with shrimp and scallops, it would have to be a hit! So glad you gave out the recipe.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 28, 2013:

Hi moonlake,

So happy to know that you liked the sound of this recipe by reading it. Just wait until you taste it! Thanks for your votes and share.

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on February 28, 2013:

Hi Peggy,

This is absolutely gorgeous and would LOVE it put in front of me NOW (even though it is 3.30am here!!) I am drooling at the pic and love all the ingredients being a major seafood, pasta and chives fan!

This gets all my votes, shares, tweet, pinned! Can't wait to give it a go!

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on February 28, 2013:

This sounds so good, Peggy, and simple. I just love seafood dishes. Thanks for sharing. UP/U/I and sharing.

moonlake from America on February 28, 2013:

This looks so good. It made me hungry just looking at the pictures. Voted up and shared.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 12, 2013:

Hi pstraubie48,

Hope that you and your company enjoy this easy pasta and seafood meal as much as we do. Thanks for your comment.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on February 12, 2013:

This looks and sounds so good. I am a huge fan of seafood and am always looking for ways to serve them that will change up the flavors. This is one to add to my recipe files.

Company is coming next weekend and I know what is on the menu, thanks.

Sending Angels to you this evening. :) ps

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 13, 2013:

Hi Au fait,

Cooking shrimp and scallops is truly easy and fast. Of course...so is cooking pasta. Hope you give it a try. Thanks for the 5 star rating, votes and the share. Appreciate it!

C E Clark from North Texas on January 12, 2013:

This looks so yummy! I usually order my scallops and shrimp in restaurants, but you make it look so easy. Gave you another 5 stars and voted up and useful!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 23, 2012:

Hi Stacy,

Butter helps the browning process a bit more and rounds out the flavor. Many professional chefs use a bit of butter along with olive oil...so you get the health benefits of the olive oil and a bit more flavor from the butter. Never had pesto? You are in for a treat! Thanks for your comment.

Stacy Harris from Hemet, Ca on October 23, 2012:

This looks super yummy... I will have to say, I am a bit of a pesto virgin. I have never actually had it before. But I do like shrimp and I do like fettucine! This not only sounds great, but looks easy to make to. Just curious though - why do you add butter to the olive oil?

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 09, 2012:

Hi pstraubie48,

This shrimp, scallops, pasta and pesto meal is a simple to make and delicious dish. Nice to know that you like the sound of it. Thanks for your comment and do enjoy it when you make this recipe.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on October 09, 2012:

Oh, yes. Scallops and shrimp alone are reason enough to want to try this. But add pesto and pasta...sounds like a lovely meal to me. It has an added plus as it sounds so simple too. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 09, 2012:

Hi midget38,

This pasta and seafood meal is truly easy to make. I just made a huge batch of pesto a couple of days ago using basil plants in our garden that were getting huge and needed cutting back. Once made, I put them in small containers and top off the pesto with a little extra virgin olive oil before refrigerating or freezing. It helps the pesto maintain that bright green color and keeps it from oxidizing. We will have lots of homemade pesto for some time to come! Thanks for your comment + the share. :)

Michelle Liew from Singapore on October 08, 2012:

Looks delicious and easy to make! Thanks for sharing, and I share here too, Peggy!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on August 25, 2012:

Hello gmaoli,

Am sure your pesto recipe will be a hit at your office pot luck get together. Most people love the flavor of a really good pesto. Thanks for your comment and enjoy!

Gianandrea Maoli from South Carolina on August 25, 2012:

I'm planning on making a pesto dish for my office pot-luck in about a couple weeks. I may just throw in the seafood portion with this info for good measure because this all sounds really good! In any case, this article is a great reference for this dish I want to prepare for the office. Thanks so much! Sharing this one!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 31, 2012:

Hi Brett,

This recipe is certainly easy to prepare. Nothing complicated...especially for novice cooks. Glad to hear that you liked it. Appreciate your comment and especially the share.

Brett C from Asia on May 30, 2012:

I'm not a lover of seafood, but that does look particularly good and not complicated ... for a novice like me. The scallops look really meaty too, don't think I've had them before.

Shared, up and useful.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 28, 2012:

Hi Ethel,

Obviously our tastes run in similar patterns with regard to this pasta and seafood recipe. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for your comment.

Ethel Smith from Kingston-Upon-Hull on May 28, 2012:

Love all these ingredients so it must be one for me Peggy

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 12, 2012:

Hi Thelma,

Nice to know that this seafood and pasta recipe looks good to you. Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day also! Thanks for your comment.

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on May 12, 2012:

Oh, how I love this recipe! I love scallops and shrimps pasta. It is very delicious. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely try this. Happy Mothers Day!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 12, 2012:

Hi sgbrown,

Thanks for sharing this recipe with others on your blog. Am sure that you will like it when you give it a try. Appreciate your comment.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on May 12, 2012:

This sounds so good! I love seafood and pasta, so I'm sure I will love this recipe. This is definately a must try. Sharing this on my blog too! Thank you for such a wonderful recipe share. Have a great day! :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 09, 2012:

Hi 2patricias,

Nice to know that you will be pleasing your hubby with this meal including the scallops paired with the shrimp, pasta and pesto. I know that mine loves it as well. Appreciate your comment.

2patricias from Sussex by the Sea on May 09, 2012:

I often make pasta with shrimp and pesto - it's a great meal for those days when I haven't got a lot of time to cook dinner. It has never occurred to me to add scallops, and Wonderful Husband loves them. Will certainly add some next time -thanks for providing such a useful (and easy) recipe.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 02, 2012:

Hi Gail,

Thanks for your comment and votes on this quick and easy dinner preparation hub with seafood and pasta. Trust me...it IS as good as it looks!

Gail Sobotkin from South Carolina on May 02, 2012:

That first photograph really made my mouth water! This recipe sounds absolutely delicious and seems easy to make. Thanks for sharing it.

I gave it 5 stars and voted up across the board except for funny.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 23, 2012:

Hi Ruchira,

Pasta and pesto will be delicious all on its own. There are many variations of making pesto so feel free to experiment...and most of all...enjoy! Thanks for your comment.

Ruchira from United States on April 23, 2012:

peggy,

i am a vegetarian but a big FAN of pesto and I loved your recipe minus the shrimp.

will try making the pesto sauce and am sure will do wonders to this recipe.cheers!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 16, 2012:

Hi bingskee,

Here is a good link for you to read regarding shrimp and cholesterol which may or may not affect blood pressure.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/2743-shrimp-chol...

The controversy continues... But apparently, 75% of people have no effect from diet on cholesterol levels and, from what I read, shrimp is actually better for one than eating eggs (with the yolk) for the 25% of people who are affected by diet. Thanks for your question and comment.

bingskee from Quezon City, Philippines on April 16, 2012:

yum! will definitely try this one. is shrimp okay for people with hypertension?

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 14, 2012:

Hi katyzzz,

Nice to hear from you again! Hopefully you weren't too hungry when you were looking at the photo of this pasta, pesto and seafood dinner. It does get the gastric juices flowing! Ha! Thanks for your comment.

katyzzz from Sydney, Australia on April 13, 2012:

Wonderful hub as always Peggy, I've just been reading your many awards from hubpages and well deserved too.

This recipe looks quite scrumptious, it get the gastric juices flowing just looking at the pictures.

Nice to finally catch up with you

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2012:

Hello Brandym2012,

It is quick and easy. Hope that you give this pasta and seafood recipe a try! Thanks for your comment.

Brandym2012 from PA on April 12, 2012:

Looks and sounds sumptuous.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2012:

Hi itakins,

From one pesto "junkie" to another...glad to hear that you enjoyed this pasta and seafood recipe. Thanks for your comment and votes.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2012:

Hi amberld,

I know what you mean! I planted one larger basil plant from the nursery to get a head start but have loads of smaller plants coming up from seed from last year's plants. Fortunately we still have some frozen pesto available to us. Thanks for your comment.

itakins from Irl on April 11, 2012:

This really looks delicious, and those brilliant photos (you always have) make me want the food right now.Another keeper! I love home made pesto,and it's so much more cost effective,especially for pesto junkies like me.Voted up++

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 11, 2012:

Hi ThePracticalMommy,

Sounds like you are ready to go with this recipe since you already know how to make the pesto. The rest is "a piece of cake"...actually easier to make than cake. Ha! Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 11, 2012:

Hi ishwaryaa22,

So glad that you liked this recipe enough to not only vote up but also share with others. Thank you and enjoy it when you make your own pasta, seafood quick and easy dinner.

Amber White from New Glarus, WI on April 11, 2012:

Looks absolutely amazing, can't wait for my fresh basil from the garden this year to make some more pesto!

Marissa from United States on April 11, 2012:

This looks like a great meal that my entire family would love. I've made my own pesto from a recipe my mom shared with me, so I would make it again for this. Plus, I LOVE scallops and shrimp. :)

Voted up, useful and awesome!

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on April 11, 2012:

Wow! Yummy dish! I am fond of pasta with seafood! Your instructions are detailed and the photos are drool-worthy! As you suggested that any seafood will be good. I would like to use fish and prawns(somewhat like shrimps but not exactly)with pasta. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up and Socially Shared.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 10, 2012:

Hi pstraubie48,

"Heaven on a plate." Good way to describe this pasta, pesto and seafood combination for those who enjoy these ingredients. Let me know how your pesto making turns out. Once you see how simple it is, you'll be making it from now on, I am sure. Thanks for your comment.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on April 10, 2012:

This looks sooo delicious. I definitely will need to try this. Two of my favorite foods in one dish...o, heaven on a plate. Thank you for sharing and now I will brave the waters and give pesto-making a try.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 10, 2012:

Hello Hezekiah,

Let me know what you think of it when you give this recipe a try. Thanks for your comment and hope you enjoy it!

Hezekiah from Japan on April 09, 2012:

This looks good. May have to print this out and try.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 09, 2012:

You are most welcome, Judi. Always nice to be able to serve a delicious meal that does not take that much prep time in the kitchen. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 09, 2012:

Hi missolive,

Nice seeing you here! Scallops are a good source of protein as you mentioned. Thanks for your comment on this quick and easy dinner recipe with pasta and seafood plus the flavor ingredient of pesto. It is yummy!

judio on April 09, 2012:

Pesto...one of my favorites, and sooooo easy to make. Thanks for this easy, fast recipe, Peggy.

Marisa Hammond Olivares from Texas on April 09, 2012:

DELICIOUS! Beautiful too! I have always enjoyed seafood and scallops are so good. Not only are they tasty they are a great source of protein. Your photo is so nice and tempting. Thank you for sharing a tempting and great looking recipe. Oh, I do appreciate you including the nutritional facts - very nice.

voted up

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 08, 2012:

Hello drbj,

Any kind of seafood works just as well. We had the same preparation another time and used some white codfish in place of the shrimp and scallops and it was also delicious. Enjoy your lunch today and whenever you choose to make this recipe, hope you like it as much as we do. Thanks for your comment.

drbj and sherry from south Florida on April 08, 2012:

Thanks for this simple recipe, Peggy. I will try it but just with the shrimp - scallops are not my favorites. Dang, I knew I should not have read this before eating lunch. Now I'm ravenous.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 08, 2012:

Hi Lesley,

Quick and easy recipes are nice for everyone to have when they are in a hurry or don't have hours to spend on following a recipe. Hope you enjoy this one with the pasta, pesto and seafood of your choice. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 08, 2012:

Hi Prasetio,

Since you like all of the ingredients, hope that you get to try this pasta and seafood recipe soon. Thanks for your comment and the votes.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on April 08, 2012:

Hi Peggy, quick and easy meals are good for me - and I love pasta and seafood, I will be trying this for sure, thank you and voted up.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 08, 2012:

Hi Mary,

We buy the frozen scallops at Costco which are a little less expensive than buying the fresh. They are great and we thaw as many as we need when we want them. Thanks for letting me know that you tried and liked this recipe. As to Bruce being a lucky man...I am the lucky one as he does much of the cooking. I did do the cooking with this recipe this time (with camera at the ready for taking the photos). Appreciate your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 08, 2012:

Hi Cheryl,

This is quick and easy as you can tell if you have the pesto made up ahead of time. Enjoy and Happy Easter!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 08, 2012:

Hi Steph,

We usually use pine nuts but just to see the difference, I used walnuts as well as some spinach leaves and a bit of fresh parsley along with my basil leaves in the batch of pesto that I used in this recipe. Still have some small containers in the freezer. It is delicious! So it can definitely be altered a bit from the traditional recipe that people think of when they think of pesto. The cheese, garlic and oil flavors are all the same. Hope you give it a try! Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 08, 2012:

Hi Gene,

This quick and easy pasta and seafood dinner IS delicious. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 08, 2012:

Hi alocsin,

Glad that you liked this hub and the nutritional information as well. I tried to be as accurate as possible. The oil and butter and oil in the pesto actually accounts for many of the calories with the pasta and shrimp and scallops adding their amounts to the total. At least the EVOO is a good kind of oil. Thanks for your comment.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on April 08, 2012:

I love pasta very much (Fettuccinie). It sound delicious by combine pasta with seafood. You make me hungry, Peggy. But you have done a great job by writing and share this information. Rated up (useful, awesome, beautiful, interesting). Take care!

Blessing,

Mary Jones on April 07, 2012:

Yummy. Made it tonight but without scallops. They were too expensive at Whole Foods. Yikes! $18. for six scallops so I used just shrimp and it was very tasty. Made my own pesto. Delicious thanks. I love your hubs Peggy. Bruce is a lucky man.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 07, 2012:

Hi Om,

Sorry to cause excess salivation on your part by looking at my photos. Haha! Hopefully by now your hunger is satisfied. Thanks for your comment. :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 07, 2012:

Hello yogiwan,

I know just what you mean. There are many ways to adapt this recipe. For presentation purposes and the photo, I wanted to have the shrimp and scallops showing on top, but you are correct in saying that the pasta could be tossed into the seafood for the last minute or so of cooking. Would be delicious. Getting away from the seafood theme, thin slices of chicken would also be good with the fettuccini. Thanks for your comment.

Cheryl J. from Houston, TX on April 07, 2012:

Quick and easy meals are welcomed in my household. I will make your delicious Dinner Pasta and Seafood recipe and put together the nice pesto recipe. Great photos and easy instructions on preparing this mouth-watering meal.

Great hub.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 07, 2012:

Hi Charlu,

The pesto freezes beautifully. Just be sure to cover it with a little extra oil on top and plastic wrap like Saran Wrap and it will be just as good after being thawed as the first time you made it. You will never have to purchase pesto again from the store once you see how easy it is to make and store. Thanks for your comment. Enjoy!

Stephanie Marshall from Bend, Oregon on April 07, 2012:

Hi Peggy - yum!! This recipe looks so delicious. We love pasta and seafood, and the instructions to make your own pesto have inspired me to try! I didn't know that you could replace pine nuts with walnuts. Sounds yummy! Rated up - Steph

Gene Jasper on April 07, 2012:

Sounds delicious

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on April 07, 2012:

Another great recipe from your kitchen. I especially appreciate the nutritional facts. Its probably the pasta adding all the calories. Voting this Up and Useful.

Om Paramapoonya on April 07, 2012:

This pasta recipe sounds AMAZING!!! The photos also made me salivate profusely. You did an excellent job at making me hungry, Peggy!

yogiwan from Reno, NV on April 07, 2012:

There are a couple of great things about this recipe. First, finding good ideas that work for one or two people is not always easy and having a great meal that can be prepared in just a few minutes is a bonus. Second, this menu can be easily adapted for a number of different meals by changing the main ingredient as you suggest but also by adapting the sauce. Similar preparation but lots of different tastes.

One suggestion would be to cook the pasta a minute or so less than the package instructions and then finish cooking the pasta in the pan with the seafood. This will allow the pasta to soak in the great flavors from that pan adding to the richness of the meal.

Chefwannabee at Your Smart Kitchen

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 07, 2012:

Hi Pamela,

Since you love seafood, I am sure that you will enjoy this quick and easy dinner preparation that is also good with other types of seafood. Thanks for your comment.