What is a butter swirl?
A butter swirl is a portion of tempered butter that is added to a sauce just
before serving to enhance the flavor, texture, and appearance. A butter swirl
will aid in binding a sauce and it will also introduce a sheen, which is a
visually appealing. By tempered we mean butter that is at room temperature.
Seafood Scampi over Angel Hair Pasta
8 oz. lobster meat (bite sized chunks)
8 oz. shrimp (peeled & de-veined)
8 oz. sea scallops
4 T. butter
1 T. fresh minced garlic
1 t. chopped parsley
1 t. lemon juice
2 T. dry white wine
1/4 C. clam juice
2 T. flour
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 C. light cream
butter swirl – 4 T.
1 lb. cooked angel hair pasta
In a heavy sauté pan melt 4 tablespoons of butter. When the butter begins to
bubble add the garlic and shrimp and sauté for about a minute.
Next add the scallops and the lobster meat and sauté until the scallops are
white and firm. Sprinkle the flour over the seafood while tossing or stirring.
Add the clam juice, white wine, parsley, and lemon juice and simmer for about a
minute or until the liquid begins to thicken.
Add the light cream and return to a simmer. Adjust seasoning and add the butter
swirl just before serving.
Serve over hot angel hair pasta.