Of course you could eat this without the scallops and keep it vegetarian (and easier on your wallet). But we are loving scallops lately so I splurged. Other than making the broth ahead of time which takes an extra hour, this meal comes together really quickly. It feels decadent and yet its elegant simplicity at its best.
I usually don't serve bread with pasta, but you'll want to sop up all of the delicious broth, so don't leave it off the plate.