Scallops With Mashed Potatoes and Tarragon Sauce Recipe

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Scallops With Mashed Potatoes and Tarragon Sauce
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  1. Place potatoes in large pot.
  2. Cover with cold water.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon salt and bring to boil over high heat.
  4. Boil until potatoes are tender when pierced with skewer, about 8 minutes.
  5. Drain. Return to pot.
  6. Using potato masher, mash potatoes.
  7. Mash in 1/4 cup butter.
  8. Stir in 2/3 cup milk.
  9. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  10. (Can be made 1 hour ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Before serving, stir over medium heat until heated through, adding more milk by tablespoonfuls if dry.)
  11. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  12. Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper.
  13. Add scallops; sauté until just opaque in center, about 2 minutes per side.
  14. Transfer to plate; tent with foil. Reserve juices in skillet.
  15. Place wine and shallots in small saucepan.
  16. Simmer over medium heat until reduced to glaze, about 3 minutes.
  17. Stir in cream; simmer 1 minute.
  18. Gradually whisk in remaining 1/4 cup butter.
  19. Stir in reserved pan juices.
  20. Stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons tarragon.
  21. Season tarragon sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
  22. Stir remaining 1/4 cup tarragon into warm mashed potatoes.
  23. Divide potatoes among 4 shallow bowls.
  24. Place scallops atop mashed potatoes.
  25. Drizzle with tarragon sauce and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 458.02 Kcal (1918 kJ)
Calories from fat 254.93 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.33g 44%
Cholesterol 77.78mg 26%
Sodium 607.49mg 25%
Potassium 1120.73mg 24%
Total Carbs 45.54g 15%
Sugars 4.91g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2.56g 10%
Protein 6.85g 14%
Vitamin C 42.3mg 71%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 11%
Iron 184.4mg 1024%
Calcium 121.7mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 136.67 Kcal (572 kJ)
Calories from fat 76.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.45g 44%
Cholesterol 23.21mg 26%
Sodium 181.27mg 25%
Potassium 334.42mg 24%
Total Carbs 13.59g 15%
Sugars 1.47g 20%
Dietary Fiber 0.76g 10%
Protein 2.04g 14%
Vitamin C 12.6mg 71%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 11%
Iron 55mg 1024%
Calcium 36.3mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 11
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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