This is a nice scallop dish from The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper. It is Sauteed Scallops with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon. I thought the plate would benefit from a butternut squash puree, so I added that. Basically you're cooking the brussels sprouts on the stovetop with onions, bacon and tarragon. When those are nicely browned and tender, you keep them warm in a bowl, wipe out the pan and sear the scallops. Then it is all plated together.
This is a great way to cook brussels sprouts, probably not the healthiest, but delicious. A little bit of bacon flavor goes a long way here. Since scallops, by their nature, are very lean, the bacon flavor helps enrich them and it works wonderfully with brussels sprouts - just like it does with cabbage. Keep in mind you could use them as a side dish to something else besides scallops. I could see pairing them with roast chicken for a nice winter dinner. Here's a blog where the recipe is described in detail.