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Detail of Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.

Spring Herbs and Seafood Pasta

Light and delicious, this quick and easy pasta dishes is one of my favorite meals to make when I just have a few minutes and need to make a dish that looks as great as it tastes. It is also a great grocery store meal for those nights when the cupboards are bare but I don't want to make a full grocery shopping trip. Fresh fettuccine can be used in place of the dried pasta if desired, or you can use whatever pasta you have on hand, and you can swap in different seafood depending on your taste or budget. This sauce is equally good on budget-oriented white fish like tilapia or catfish, or can be used on more expensive treats like lobster or salmon. I love fresh chervil, and you can find it in many grocery stores now. But if you cannot, feel free to substitute fresh parsley instead.

2 pounds uncooked fettuccine
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound peeled and deveined uncooked shrimp
1 pound sea scallops
1 bunch sliced scallions
4 minced garlic cloves
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup butter
1 cup fresh minced chervil
1/4 cup fresh minced dill

Cook the pasta according to the package directions, drain, and set aside while preparing the sauce. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil, and once it is hot, add the shrimp, scallops, and scallions. Saute for 2-3 minutes, and then add the garlic. Saute for 1-2 minutes more, or until the shrimp are pink and the garlic is fragrant. Add the wine, butter, and herbs and bring to a simmer. Toss immediately with the hot pasta and serve.

Makes 8 servings.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

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