Scallops with Tarragon Brown Butter Sauce


1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 pound sea scallops
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
2 Tbsp (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
4 sprigs tarragon
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season scallops with salt and pepper and cook until deep golden brown on 1 side, about 4 minutes. Turn scallops and add butter and tarragon to pan. Continue cooking, spooning butter over scallops often, until scallops are cooked through and butter is brown and smells nutty, about 4 minutes longer. Add lemon juice. Serve scallops with brown butter pan sauce.

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