Today’s recipe is Creamy Garlic Tarragon Scallops, a dish for two that will delight and satisfy. The scallops are cooked until golden and then added to a creamy sauce infused with garlic and studded with fresh tarragon.
Scallops should be cooked quickly and evenly, so use a stainless steel skillet, if you have one, to get a good sear on both sides of the scallops.
I used dry sea scallops and always do in any scallop dish I make. Wet sea scallops are treated with a chemical which plumps the scallops, adding weight to them and diluting their flavor. Unlike wet sea scallops the dry varieties caramelizes quickly and easily, providing great eye-appeal.
I think you will agree that scallops have a rather refined look to them, making them ideal for a celebratory meal. Whenever the occasion arises serve Creamy Garlic Tarragon Scallops with bread as an appetizer for four, or for two with rice, grains or veggies. Don’t forget Valentines day, just add linguine and you’re good to go.
Or, do as we do in my family and create your own occasion. My niece, Jasmine, of Fanci Fantastic enjoyed her Creamy Garlic Tarragon Scallops on Monday night. She was celebrating life and all its opportunities. We should all take time out to celebrate what we have accomplished, even at times of adversity. Trust me, celebrating for no reason at all is a tonic that feeds the soul and revs the appetite for adventure.
Give this recipe a try soon and come back and tell me what you think.