Scallops and fennel take on a casual air when tossed with herbed pasta. Choose larger scallops if possible, so they won't tear as easily on the grill. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart's Grilling: 125+ Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2019


Credit: Elizabeth Cecil

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook according to package instructions until al dente. Meanwhile, place shallots on a cutting board and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt. Using the side of a knife, crush into a paste. Transfer to a medium bowl and whisk in 6 tablespoons oil and lemon juice. Add herbs and fennel fronds; mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Drain pasta in a colander and return to pot. Stir in herb sauce; cover to keep warm.

  • Heat grill to medium-high. Toss fennel slices with 1 1/2 teaspoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Toss scallops with remaining 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper and thread onto skewers (presoaked for 30 minutes, if wooden), if using.

  • Lightly brush grates with oil. Place fennel slices in a grill basket and grill until just wilted and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Grill scallops, turning halfway through, until golden and just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes total. Serve scallops and fennel over pasta.

Cook's Notes

Recipes reprinted from Martha Stewart's Grilling: 125+ Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small, From the Kitchens of Martha Stewart Living. Copyright 2019 by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.