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Coquilles St. Jacques #1

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Category: Seafood

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Dry white wine
  • 1/3 c Water
  • 1 tb Finely chopped shallots
  • 1/2 Bay leaf
  • 1 lb Fresh bay scallops
  • 1/2 c Heavy cream
  • 1/2 lb Small mushrooms; cleaned,
  • -trimmed and halved
  • 3 tb Butter
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 1/2 c Shredded Emmenthaler or
  • -Jarlsberg cheese
  • 1/4 c Soft French-bread crumbs
  • 2 tb Butter; melted
  • Waatercress and lemon wedges
  • -for garnish


Combine 3/4 cup wine, the water, shallots and bay leaf in a 1-1/2 quart
saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; add scallops
and poach just until white and firm, about 5 minutes. Remove scallops with
slotted spoon. Strain liquid; return to saucepan and boil over high heat
until reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir in cream.

Saute mushrooms in 3 tablespoons butter in medium skillet over medium-high
heat until lightly browned, 6-8 minutes. Add the remaining wine, and cook
until liquid evaporates. Butter 6 scallop shells, and spread mushroom
mixture evenly inside.

Bring reserved wine-cream mixture to simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat
to low. Beat egg yolks with a whisk in medium heatproof bowl, and gradually
whisk in cream mixture. Return to saucepan and cook, stirring constantly,
just until thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in scallops.

Divide mixture evenly among shells, and sprinkle with cheese. Toss bread
crumbs with melted butter until mixed. Sprinkle evenly over cheese in
shells (see Note).

Bake in preheated 500 degree oven until heated through, about 8-10
minutes. Broil 4 inches from heat until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
Garnish with watercress. Serve with lemon.

Makes 6 appetizer servings or 4 entree servings.

NOTE: Coquilles St. Jacques may be prepared several hours in advance to
this point. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Increase baking time to heat thoroughly.


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