Sea Scallops with a Tarragon Butter Sauce

How about this dish for your next special occasion? You simply can't go wrong with sea scallops and white wine, plus fresh tarragon and lemon which add an extra dimension of flavor. One trick to making sure your scallops are cooked properly is to have the oil in your pan hot before adding the scallops. They should actually sizzle when they hit the pan. Also place the scallops in the pan as opposed to tossing them in, remember they are delicate and need to be treated as such.

Ingredients you will need...
2 T of olive oil
5 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 lbs sea scallops
1 tsp salt
about 3-4 grinds of fresh pepper
1/3 dry white wine
1T lemon zest
2 T of fresh chopped tarragon

Method for making this dish...

In large non-stick frying pan, heat 1 T of olive oil with 1 T of butter over medium heat. Season the scallops with salt and pepper. Put half of the scallops in the pan and cook until brown. Repeat process with the remaining scallops.
When done with the scallops, wipe out the pan and add your wine. Boil wine until it is reduced to about 2 T. Whisk the remaining butter into the wine, but make sure the butter does not melt completely, just soft enough to form a smooth sauce. Add some salt, lemon zest and tarragon and pour over the scallops.

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  1. Barbara,
    This looks absolutely delicious. It's my kind of recipe-simple and quick. I may make this sometime this weekend.Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  2. You're making me hungry Barbara. I'm with Jane. Love anything quick and simple.

  3. This looks sumptuous, and it's making me so hungry. Love that it's a quick and easy kind of recipe too. So glad you shared the recipe. Thanks for sharing this inspiration over at Sunday's Best!

  4. Wow! Found you through Tuesday's Treasures. I love tarragon! I'm going to bookmark this.

    I'm your newest follower!


  5. This sounds delicious. Thank you so much for linking up to DIY Home Sweet Home.


  6. wow, this looks amazing!!! Thanks for sharing with us and linking up! Can't wait to try it!

  7. Love scallops and this is a gorgeous recipe.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to join our Pin'Inspiration party this week. I'm hoping that you'll pop by tomorrow and share at my "Beat The Winter Blues" party. :-)

  8. This one will get "pinned" a lot I would guess. I have a stupid allergy or it would be on my board for sure. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful

  9. Looks SO good!!! Thanks LOTS for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity!

    XO, Aimee

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  10. Looks and sounds delicious! Thanks so much for sharing. I posted it on my FB page today.

  11. Thanks so much for linking this yummy post to WIW. We were so inspired we featured you this week! Come on by and grab a button.


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