This dish, simple but impressive enough for guests, is inspired by one that was served at Farallon restaurant in San Francisco. It's perfect with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

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30 mins
30 mins
Serves 4


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  • Simmer beans and their liquid in a small saucepan until warm. Purée in a food processor or blender. Set aside.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp. oil, the lemon juice, garlic, parsley, and 1/2 tsp. salt, and set aside.

  • Heat remaining 1 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add scallops and cook, turning once, until starting to brown and slightly firm to the touch, about 2 minutes. Add butter and stir scallops to coat in butter. Remove from pan and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt. Add asparagus to same pan and cook, covered, until tender-crisp, about 6 minutes.

  • Divide bean mixture among 4 plates. Top with scallops and asparagus and drizzle with dressing.

  • Make ahead: Combine dressing components up to 2 hours ahead.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

352 calories; calories from fat 36%; protein 29g; fat 14g; saturated fat 3.5g; carbohydrates 28g; fiber 6.8g; sodium 1042mg; cholesterol 45mg.