Scallop and Tequila Fettuccine

This delicious recipe for Scallop and Tequila Fettuccine pairs perfectly with Joy Cellars 2017 Merriment.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain well.

2. Meanwhile, toss scallops with cumin, paprika and sea salt. Let stand 10 minutes. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large skillet on high heat. Add 1/2 of the scallops; cook 1 minute per side or until golden brown. Remove from skillet; keep warm. Repeat with remaining scallops, adding remaining 1 tablespoon oil if needed. Return all scallops to skillet. Add tequila; cook on medium-high heat 4 minutes or until tequila has evaporated. Remove scallops from skillet. Keep warm.

3. Stir stock into skillet. Cook on medium-high 4 to 5 minutes or until reduced by half. Add butter, lime peel and red pepper; stir until butter is melted. Return scallops to skillet; cook 1 minute or until heated through.

4. To serve, place fettuccine in serving bowl. Add scallop mixture; toss to coat well. Garnish with avocado and cilantro.

*Recipe and Photo Courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.