Sauteed Scallops and Swiss Chard (For Two)

Recipe by gailanng
READY IN: 45mins




  • In a large nonstick fry pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 Tbs. of the olive oil. Add the chard and season lightly with salt and pepper. Sauté until just softened, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and cover to keep warm.
  • Season the scallops lightly with salt and pepper and dredge in flour to coat. In the same pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 Tbs. of the olive oil. Add the scallops and cook, turning once, until springy to the touch and no longer translucent in the center, about 3 minutes per side. Using tongs, transfer the scallops to a plate.
  • Add the remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil to the pan and then add the shallot. Sauté until it begins to soften, about 1 minute. Add the wine and boil until almost evaporated, stirring to scrape up any browned bits, about 2 minutes. Add the broth, lemon juice, mustard and the 1/2 teaspoons tarragon and boil until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the butter and stir until melted. Season the sauce with salt and pepper.
  • Spoon the rice into the center of 2 warmed plates and top with the chard. Arrange the scallops on top of the chard and spoon the sauce over all. Garnish with the remaining minced tarragon and the pecans and serve immediately.