Garlic Seafood Pasta Paired With Gaspereau Vineyards Rosé

Savour the flavours of the coast with this Garlic Seafood Pasta recipe, paired with Gaspereau Vineyards‘ Rosé! Featuring tender linguine noodles in a zesty sauce with garlic, succulent local scallops and coldwater shrimp, top it off with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and parsley for a delightful taste of the East Coast!


Serves 4

1 lb Linguine Noodles
1/2 lb Fresh Local Scallops
1/2 lb Coldwater Shrimp
6 tbsp Unsalted Butter
4 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
4 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 – 3 Lemon Wedges
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated
2 tbsp Parsley, finely chopped


  1. Dry the scallops. Place on paper towel and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil and season with salt. Add the linguine noodles and stir occasionally, cooking until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water, then drain cooked noodles.
  3. Season scallops and shrimp with salt and pepper; make sure to season both sides of the scallops.
  4. Heat 4 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil over high heat. When hot, add scallops to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes. Flip scallops, then cook for an additional minute.
  5. Turn the heat down to medium-high and add shrimp. Cook about 2-3 minutes and remove from pan.
  6. Char the lemon by adding lemon wedges to the pan and cooking until charred. Remove from pan.
  7. To make the sauce, add 2 tablespoons each of olive oil and butter, then add minced garlic, lemon zest, and red pepper flakes.
  8. Pour in the drained, cooked pasta, along with 1/2 cup reserved pasta water, into the sauce. Stir sauce and noodles together until noodles are thoroughly coated. Add seafood and cooked lemon slices back to the pan, then stir in fresh parmesan. Garnish with fresh parsley, and enjoy!

Wine Pairing

Bright and refreshing, Gaspereau Vineyards’ Rosé is an off-dry, food-friendly wine that is a perfect complement to this pasta!

Local Source Guide

Gaspereau Vineyards’ Rosé: Available at Gaspereau Vineyards, their online store, or your nearest NSLC or private liquor store.
Seafood: Available at Afishionado Fishmongers, Clearwater Retail Stores, Comeau’s Sea Foods Ltd., Evan’s Seafood, and Fisherman’s Market International.


Recipe provided by: Gaspereau Vineyards
Photography provided by: Michelle Doucette Photography (

– This recipe is featured in our 2024 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide

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