Girl on the Go Meals- Scallops with Linguine.

So back in the day y’all, I was always up in the kitchen whipping up all kinds of meals. I am trying to get back to that! As you can imagine training for an ultramarathon takes up a lot of your time and most days I come home WHIPPED. So I am always looking for quick, “girl on the go” meals I can cook up that are somewhat healthy with clean ingredients. That WON’T break the bank, either! I have also been inspired lately by other bloggers like my girl Charlene with her foodie posts. Anyway, here is a great recipe I stole from her and added a spin to it! Scallops and linguine. With a little TEXAS CAJUN flava! I used all of the random spices in my kitchen and it turned out really awesome.

Here is what you need:

-Scallops, wild caught (I purchased them at Whole Foods, and the wild caught ones are big and juicy and meaty)
-Organic linguine – I also really like gluten free linguine if you have any food sensitivity
-1 bunch of UPLAND CRESS. Y’all, this was a game changer for this meal…read on.

-Cajun seasoning
-Panko bread crumbs/sea salt/pepper, to taste
-Alfredo sauce
-Cook your pasta as you normally would.
-Put coconut and/or olive oil in a pan and heat up to medium. Sauté the upland cress in the pan until it is fully cooked, set aside.
-Season your scallops with a bit of coconut oil and the cajun seasoning. I LOVE Tony Chachere’s seasoning because it has the perfect amount of heat to it and flavor. Scallops do not take long to cook at all! Roughly 3-4 minutes. Sear them on both sides and keep on flipping until they are cooked through.
-Place scallops on top of linguine, then add the fully cooked cress. Top with cooked alfredo sauce. Add as little or as much as you want! You don’t need much alfredo sauce honestly, I found this dish to be pretty flavorful with the seasonings alone.
-Sprinkle with panko bread crumbs and serve.

Also, PSA. Paper bowls are classy. Thank you.

See more Girl on the Go meals here, here and here.

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Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

5 thoughts on “Girl on the Go Meals- Scallops with Linguine.

  1. I was seriously gonna tweet you to find out how your scallops were if I didn’t somehow find out by today.

    I am SO INTO THIS. That sounds soooo good and this is such a great and encouraging food post! I really do not know how you find the time to train and work and blog and cook and be alive but I wish I could like this post a zillion times so you feel the level of success that you should because this is dope.

    Also, please excuse me while I decide which girl on the go meal I’m gonna try…

    Xo Charlene

    1. Girl!!! You were my scallop dish inspiration for sure! And just inspiration to get back to really cooking in general. It is so rewarding to make a fun meal like this and share it. Oh yes, and the stuffed zucchini GOTG is probably one of my faves 🙂 🙂

      1. Girl on the Go is one of my new favorite things!! I also spotted some more pasta in there I may have to try in the next few days…

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