Scallops With Tarragon Cream and Wilted Butter Lettuce

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Meredith .F

In this recipe, butter lettuce is cooked in pan drippings for a quick side. Bon Appetit Nov. 2007............

Top Review by Paris D

This was delicious. We used 4 scallops per person and used spinach instead of lettuce (a great iron boost and more flavor). We also used half-and-half instead of whipping cream (this saves 78 calories per serving and still tastes great!). We served it with cooked barley and steamed asparagus. Very good! I love the delicate flavor of the tarragon in this dish!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in small skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; sauté 3 minutes. Add wine; boil until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add cream, 3 teaspoons tarragon, and Pernod, if using. Simmer until sauce coats back of spoon, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper; cook until brown and almost cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer scallops to plate.
  3. Add lettuce to drippings in skillet; toss until beginning to wilt, about 1 minute. Spoon sauce onto 2 plates; divide lettuce between plates. Place 4 scallops on each plate; sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon tarragon.

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