Sautéed Scallops with Spinach, Pine Nuts, and Tarragon
Active time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
In a large skillet, heat 1 tsp. olive oil over medium heat. Add pine nuts and cook, tossing, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl, set aside, and return skillet to stove.
Pat scallops dry with paper towels and season with 1/2 tsp. salt and pepper. Add avocado oil to skillet and heat on high until shimmering. Add scallops, spaced apart evenly, and cook over medium-high heat, undisturbed, until richly browned, about 3 minutes. Turn scallops with tongs and cook 1 minute longer. Transfer scallops to a plate and set aside. To skillet, add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and shallots. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring a few times, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add wine and cook over medium-high heat until reduced to 1/3 cup, about 3 minutes. Add spinach and cook, tossing, until just wilted, about 1 minute. Add remaining 1/4 tsp. salt and tarragon and stir.
Return scallops and any accumulated juices to skillet, gently stir, and remove from heat. Drizzle with remaining 2 tsp. olive oil. Divide among 4 plates, sprinkle with pine nuts, and serve.