I'm going to cut right to the chase - this dish was SO GOOD and if you aren't rushing to make it right now you are making a huge mistake. It's indulgent and rich yet light and simple. And to think I almost didn't cook dinner last night...glad I changed my mind!
I know it may seem intimidating, but I promise this couldn't be any easier to cook. Trust me, if I can make it on a work night when I am super tired and considering ordering delivery you can definitely do this.
This features a scallion fusilli (hence the greenish color) from Sfoglini Pasta Shop here in Brooklyn. If you get the chance, you should try any and all of their pastas because they are fantastic. You can purchase pasta from their website or find out where they sell locally in the NY area! Anyway, the scallion fusilli was the last batch of the season so you may not be able to acquire it, but for the purposes of this recipe a plain fusilli or similar pasta that would hold sauce well will do.
I had always been slightly afraid to make an egg yolk sauce (not because of health concerns but because of fear of scrambling from the heat) but it was actually very easy and I can't believe it has taken me this long to finally do it. I LOVE eggs and specifically egg yolks (always runny, of course). The richness they lent to the dish was perfect. By the way - if you have health concerns, don't! If you have eaten sunny side up eggs or poached eggs or have ever had a traditional carbonara sauce you have had raw egg yolk. If you are buying trustworthy eggs you are fine.
This is a great pasta dinner for two or as a side for a few people. Because of the nature of the egg yolk sauce, this is best served immediately so don't bank on leftovers. You can easily adjust this recipe to the quantities you need.
Scallop Fusilli in an Egg Yolk Sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2-4 people
You Will Need:
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