Delicious Japanese-style spaghetti with nori

  • To prep

    15 min
  • To cook

    15 min
  • Level

    Medium
  • Servings

    2 - 3
  • 6 oz spaghetti
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 6 scallops
  • 2-4 asparagus spears
  • finely chopped nori seaweed (garnish)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi paste
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • pepper flakes or hot sauce

Method

    1. Cut scallops into 1/4 inch thick slices
    2. Thinly slice asparagus on the diagonal
    3. In a pot, bring water and salt to a boil
    4. In a 12 inch skillet, sauté garlic in olive oil over low heat until fragrant
    5. Add pasta to boiling water and cook per package instruction for al dente
    6. Add butter to the skillet and add scallops, briefly stirring
    7. Two minutes before pasta finishes cooking, add asparagus to pot with spaghetti water
    8. Add wasabi paste and soy sauce to skillet. You may to spoon some cooking water from spaghetti to skillet
    9. Strain spaghetti and asparagus and add to scallops in skillet
    10. Add pepper flakes or hot sauce of your choice to the skillet
    11. Serve in bowl topped with chopped nori

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