Fettuccine with Scallops and Peas
sea scallops, rinsed and patted dry
butter, unsalted and cut into bits
1In a saucepan of boiling salted water, cook peas for 3-5 minutes (fresh may take slightly longer.) or until they are just tender.
3In a kettle of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until it is al dente, drain, and transfer it to a large skillet.
4Meanwhile, arrange scallops in a steamer over boiling water, season them with salt and pepper and steam them, covered, for 2-3 minutes, or until they are just cooked through.
5To the pasta, add the butter, peas, and salt and pepper to taste.
6Heat the mixture through, over low heat, tossing it well.
7Add the scallops and the saffron butter sauce and toss well.