Coquilles Saint Jacques Food

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For something fancy, this is pretty easy to make. It's one of the world's most delicious dishes. It's rich and decadent, and yet still light.

Provided by Chef John

Categories     Appetizers and Snacks     Seafood

Time 50m

Yield 4

Number Of Ingredients 15

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ cup diced shallots
½ pound white button mushrooms, sliced
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 cup white wine
1 pound sea scallops
½ cup heavy whipping cream
1 egg yolk
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon
1 teaspoon lemon zest
4 large oven-safe scallop shells
¼ cup shredded Gruyere cheese
1 pinch paprika
8 fresh tarragon leaves


  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; saute shallots in the hot butter until translucent, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir mushrooms, salt, and black pepper into shallots. Turn heat to medium-high and cook, stirring often, until mushrooms are golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Pour white wine over mushroom mixture, dissolving any browned bits of food on bottom of skillet into wine; bring to a simmer. Gently place scallops into wine and poach in the mushroom mixture until barely firm, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer scallops to a bowl. Strain mushroom mixture into another bowl, reserving mushrooms and cooking liquid separately. Return strained liquid to skillet, pour in any accumulated juices from scallops, and stir in cream. Bring to a boil and cook until cream sauce is reduced by about half, about 10 minutes. Stir often. Turn off heat and let mixture cool for 1 minute.
  • Quickly whisk egg yolk into cream sauce until combined. Transfer skillet to a work surface (such as a heatproof countertop or cutting board) and stir cayenne pepper, 2 teaspoons tarragon, and lemon zest into sauce.
  • Divide mushroom mixture into scallop shells, spreading mushrooms out to cover bottoms of shells; place about 3 scallops onto each portion. Spoon cream sauce over scallops to coat; let sauce drizzle down into mushrooms. Sprinkle lightly with Gruyere cheese and paprika or cayenne.
  • Turn oven's broiler to high. Slightly crinkle a large sheet of aluminum foil and place onto a baking sheet. Place filled shells onto foil and press lightly to help them stay level.
  • Broil about 10 inches from the heat source until sauce is bubbling and cheese is lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to serving plates lined with napkins to prevent shells from tipping; garnish each portion with 2 crossed tarragon leaves.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 374.3 calories, Carbohydrate 8.3 g, Cholesterol 161.6 mg, Fat 21.6 g, Fiber 0.9 g, Protein 26.3 g, SaturatedFat 12.3 g, Sodium 318.8 mg, Sugar 2.3 g


Coquilles St Jacques au Cidre image

Provided by Food Network

Categories     main-dish

Time 1h10m

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 23

3 cups cold water
1 pound fish bones, rinsed
4 celery tops
1 small leek, shredded
1 small onion, chopped
1 bay leaf
4 white peppercorns
Pinch thyme
2 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and stored in cold water to cover
3 tablespoons butter
Freshly ground white pepper
1/2 cup warm milk
1 tablespoon dill, finely chopped
2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon paprika
3/8 cup flour, sifted
1/2 cup cider
1 pound scallops
Clarified butter
1 can small button mushrooms, drained
1 lemon, juiced
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • For Fish Fumet: Place water, fish bones, celery tops, leek, onion, bay leaf, peppercorns and thyme in saucepan over moderate heat. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes, skimming frequently. Strain.
  • Drain potatoes and boil in fresh, salted water for 20 minutes. When soft, drain off water and return to same pan on low heat to evaporate excess water. Remove from heat and mash thoroughly. Add a little butter, white pepper and some warm milk. Season with dill, parsley and paprika. Cover to keep warm and set aside.
  • For sauce: Melt remaining butter in saucepan and stir in flour. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes over low heat. Add remaining milk and cider, stir thoroughly, increase to a boil and cook for 3 minutes, then reduce heat.
  • Meanwhile, in frying pan, add scallops and 3/4 cup fish fumet. Poach for 6 minutes until scallops are done. Set scallops aside. Add poaching liquid to sauce and stir. Reduce heat and simmer gently.
  • In another frying pan, add some clarified butter. Add mushrooms and lemon juice and sprinkle with paprika. Cook gently. Season with white pepper. Stir mushrooms into sauce. Pour into the pan with the scallops.
  • Preheat broiler. To serve, cover the sides of a heat-proof serving platter or casserole with some of the mashed potatoes and pour in the scallop and mushroom mixture. Put remaining mashed potatoes in a pastry bag and pipe potatoes around the rim. Sprinkle with cheese and broil until brown, about 4 minutes.


Easy Coquilles Saint Jacques image

Provided by Ina Garten

Categories     main-dish

Time 1h10m

Yield 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 14

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups seafood stock or clam juice
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup small-diced shallots (4 large)
12 ounces cremini mushrooms, caps brushed clean, stems discarded
1/4 cup Cognac or brandy
1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
5 ounces grated Gruyère cheese
1/4 cup good olive oil
2 pounds fresh bay scallops, drained, side muscles removed


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and place six (1 1/2-cup) gratin dishes on 2 sheet pans.
  • Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat in a medium saucepan. Add the flour and cook for 2 minutes, whisking constantly. Add the seafood stock and whisk until it is smooth and thickened. Whisk in the cream, curry powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Bring the sauce to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  • Heat the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter in a large (12-inch) sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add the shallots and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, until tender. Slice the mushroom caps 1/2 inch thick, add to the shallots, and cook for 8 minutes, stirring often. Add the Cognac and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until most of the liquid has evaporated. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and set aside.
  • Combine the bread crumbs, parsley, Gruyère, and olive oil in a medium bowl and stir to moisten the crumbs. Set aside.
  • Add the mushrooms to the cream sauce. Add the scallops and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, mix well, and divide among the gratin dishes. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture evenly on top and bake for 20 minutes, until the scallops are cooked and the sauce is lightly browned and bubbly. Serve hot.


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Provided by Food Network

Time 45m

Yield 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 19

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound/450 g scallops
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
8 ounces/250 g mushrooms
2 shallots, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons butter
1 shallot, minced
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup125 ml white wine
1/2 cup/125 ml fish stock
2 tablespoons creme fraiche
Lemon juice, to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
6 tablespoons fresh bread crumbs
1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • Prepare the scallops: Heat the butter and oil in a large saute pan. Season the scallops with salt and pepper and sear 1 minute per side, to brown. Do not cook completely. Set aside.
  • To make the duxelles: Melt the butter in a large saute pan until foaming. Add the shallot and saute until soft. Add the mushrooms, and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the mushrooms have released all their liquid and the pan is dry, about 10 minutes. Transfer the mushrooms to a bowl and stir through the parsley.
  • To make the sauce: Melt the butter in the saute pan until foaming. Add the shallot and cook until soft. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring, 3 minutes. Whisk in the wine and boil down by half. Add the stock and cook, stirring, until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat and stir in the creme fraiche. Check the seasonings, adding salt, pepper, and lemon juice, if needed.
  • To assemble the dish: Heat the oven to broil with the oven rack at the top. Lay 6 large scallop shells or individual gratin dishes on a baking sheet. Divide the mushroom mixture among the shells. Arrange six scallops on each, then spoon over the sauce. For the topping, scatter over the parsley and breadcrumbs, drizzle over the melted butter, and broil until golden and bubbly, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately.


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Provided by Food Network

Categories     main-dish

Time 55m

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 32

1 pound bay scallops
1 small onion, sliced
1/2 lemon, sliced
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
Pinch cayenne
2 tablespoons minced parsley
2 tablespoons minced green onions
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup shredded Gruyere
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon Essence, recipe follows
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
6 ounces baby chanterelle mushrooms, stems trimmed and wiped clean
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme


  • Preheat the broiler. Lightly butter the insides of 4 large ramekins and place on a baking sheet. Set aside. In a large skillet or saute pan, combine the scallops, onion slices, lemon slices, bay leaf, wine, and water. Bring to a simmer and gently poach the scallops until just firm, about 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon. Strain the scallop cooking liquid into a clean container. Reserve the scallops on a plate.
  • In a clean large saute pan or medium saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic, and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, until tender, about 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon.
  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan the mushrooms were cooked in and melt over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes, to form a light roux. Slowly add the strained poaching liquid, whisking constantly, and cook until thick, about 2 minutes. Add the milk, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and cayenne, and whisk well. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Add the parsley and green onions, and simmer for 1 minute. Add the cream and Gruyere, stir well, and remove from the heat. Fold in the scallops and mushrooms, and pour into the prepared ramekins.
  • In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, butter and Essence. Sprinkle over the scallop mixture and top with the Parmesan. Run under the broiler until just crisp and brown, being careful not to overcook, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve immediately.
  • Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.
  • Recipe from "New New Orleans Cooking", by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch. Published by William and Morrow, 1993.


Coquilles St. Jacques (Scallops with Mushrooms in Cream Sauce) image

Provided by Food Network

Categories     main-dish

Time 45m

Yield 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 10

4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
2 cups thinly sliced mushrooms
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 pound sea or bay scallops
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup milk
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
Pinch cayenne


  • Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a saucepan and add the shallots. Cook briefly, stirring, and add the mushrooms. Cook until wilted and add the salt, pepper, and wine. Add the scallops and bring to the boil. Cook until all the scallops are heated through, stirring gently as necessary. Take care not to let the scallops overcook or they will toughen. Using a slotted spoon, remove and set aside the scallops and mushrooms. Reserve the liquid. There should be about 3/4 cup of liquid. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan and add the flour, stirring rapidly with a wire whisk. When blended add the reserved liquid, stirring until thickened and smooth. Add the milk and 1 cup of the cream. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and a pinch of cayenne. Whip the remaining 2 tablespoons of heavy cream. Fold it into the sauce. Use 6 individual scallop shells or ramekins. Spoon equal portions of the scallops and mushrooms into each shell. Spoon the sauce over the scallop mixture. Preheat the broiler to high. Place the filled shells under the broiler about 6 inches from the source of heat and bake until a nice brown glaze forms on top. As the scallops broil, turn shells occasionally for even browning, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.


Delicious Coquilles St. Jacques image

I love this dish. So creamy and delicious. I can't remember where I got this recipe from. It is the one I turn to all the time. I have the ceramic scallop shells for this dish. You can also add a dash of cayenne pepper to the sauce

Provided by FrenchBunny

Categories     < 60 Mins

Time 52m

Yield 4-6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 21

1 small onion (sliced)
1 stalk celery (sliced)
1 bay leaf
3 slices lemons
1 cup dry white wine
1 lb bay scallop (washed and dried)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shallots (finely chopped) or 1/4 cup onion (finely chopped)
1/2 cup mixed mushrooms (sliced)
1/4 cup flour
1 pinch pepper
1 cup light cream
1 cup gruyere cheese (grated)
2 tablespoons dry white wine
1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
2 lbs white potatoes
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1 egg yolk
salt and pepper
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated)


  • Prepare bouillon:.
  • Combine the ingredients for the bouillon with only 1/2 cup of wine in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer 10 minutes. Add other 1/2 cup wine and scallops and simmer another 5 minutes. Drain and reserve liquid and scallops only.
  • Prepare sauce:.
  • Melt butter and saute onions and mushrooms until tender. Remove from heat and stir in flour and pepper, blend well. Put back on heat and gradually stir in cream, bring just to boiling stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until thick 4-5 minutes. Add Gruyere and stir until melted. Remove from heat , stir in wine and 1/2 cup prepared bouillon and parsley. Add scallops and mix well. Divide into 6 scallop shell dishes.
  • Prepare potatoes:.
  • Peel potatoes and dice and cook. Mash potatoes with butter,milk,salt, pepper and yolk. Pipe potatoes around scallop shells on the edges only using pastry bag and star tip. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese all over.
  • Place shells on baking sheet or cookie sheet. Broil 4 " from heat on low until golden brown and heated through. About 2-3 minutes. Depends how cool things became when assembling you can also put in 400F oven for a few minutes first then on broil.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 878.1, Fat 47.9, SaturatedFat 28.9, Cholesterol 222.7, Sodium 1124.6, Carbohydrate 63.3, Fiber 5.2, Sugar 3.9, Protein 38.1


Scallops with mushrooms & white wine (Coquilles St Jacques Parisienne) image

Anne Willan's timeless seafood classic makes for an impressive and elegant main course

Provided by Anne Willan

Categories     Dinner, Main course

Time 3h

Number Of Ingredients 16

900g shelled scallops
350ml fish stock
½ bottle (375ml) white wine
350g button mushrooms , trimmed and quartered
juice of ½ lemon , more to taste
2 tbsp toasted breadcrumbs
1 tbsp melted butter
1 ½kg floury potatoes , such as Kind Edwards or Maris Piper, each cut in 2-3 pieces
85g butter
large pinch of grated nutmeg
6 egg yolks
2 shallots , finely chopped
65g butter
35g plain flour
125ml crème fraîche or double cream
8 large scallops shells or shallow individual baking dishes


  • For the potatoes, boil them until tender. Drain them, put them back in the pan and dry them for 1-2 minutes over a low heat. Take off the heat and mash the potatoes with the butter, nutmeg, salt and pepper, then beat over a low heat until fluffy. Take the potatoes off the heat and beat in the egg yolks to thicken. Adjust the seasoning. Let the purée cool slightly, then spoon it into a large plastic sandwich bag with a 2cm/3⁄4in cut in a corner (or piping bag with a plain nozzle) and pipe a generous border of potato around each scallop shell.
  • Discard the white muscle from each scallop and cut any large scallops horizontally in half. Heat the fish stock and wine in a pan, add the scallops, cover and poach 1-2 minutes until the scallops just whiten (remember that they will cook further in the sauce). Transfer them to a bowl, reserving the stock separately.
  • Cook the mushrooms, covered, with the lemon juice, salt and pepper, in a thin film of water until tender, about 5-7 minutes. If any liquid remains, simmer uncovered until it has evaporated. Add the mushrooms to the scallops.
  • For the sauce, boil the reserved stock for 10 minutes until reduced to 450ml/16 fl oz. Fry the shallots in the butter until soft, 1-2 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook until it's foaming. Whisk in the stock and bring to a boil, whisking, then simmer until the sauce thickens to coat a spoon, 3-5 minutes. Add the crème fraîche and any liquid released by the scallops, and simmer until the sauce reaches coating consistency. Season.
  • Heat the oven to 200C/Gas 6/fan 180C. Stir the scallops and mushrooms into the sauce and spoon into the shells. (Can be prepared ahead to this stage and kept in the fridge for 6-8 hours.) Sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and melted butter. Set the shells on a baking sheet, steadying them on a slice of bread or a bed of foil. Bake until browned and bubbling, 12-15 minutes. Serve very hot.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 527 calories, Fat 29 grams fat, SaturatedFat 15 grams saturated fat, Carbohydrate 32 grams carbohydrates, Fiber 3 grams fiber, Protein 30 grams protein, Sodium 1.32 milligram of sodium


Ina Garten's Make-Ahead Coquilles St.-Jacques image

Here is an easy version of coquilles St.-Jacques, the classic French preparation of scallops in a creamy sauce, under a crust of bread crumbs and cheese. It comes from Ina Garten, the celebrated cookbook author and television star, who has been cooking it for dinner parties, she told The Times, practically since the start of her marriage to Jeffrey Garten in 1968. It makes for a beautiful entree that matches well with a green salad, flinty white wine and good conversation. It can be made the day before serving and heated through in an oven while guests gather. "A lot of dishes taste better after they sit for a while," Garten said. With its whisper of curry powder in the rich, unctuous sauce, this is one of them. You can make it in a casserole, but little gratin dishes are better and come in handy far more often than you might think. One per guest.

Provided by Sam Sifton

Categories     dinner, main course

Time 1h

Yield 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 14

8 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups seafood stock, clam juice or low-sodium chicken stock
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 large shallots, peeled and diced, approximately 1 cup
12 ounces cremini mushrooms, cleaned, stems discarded, sliced
1/4 cup brandy or Cognac
1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs (approximately 6 slices white bread, crusts removed, finely chopped or pulsed in a food processor)
1/4 cup minced flat-leaf parsley
5 ounces Gruyère cheese, grated
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 pounds bay scallops, or quartered sea scallops, abductor muscles removed


  • Set a saucepan over medium heat, and melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in it. When it foams, add the flour, and cook for approximately 4 minutes, whisking constantly. Add the stock, and whisk again, until it is smooth and thick. Add the cream, curry powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Bring the sauce just to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  • Put 3 tablespoons butter in a large sauté pan set over medium heat. When it melts and foams, add the shallots, and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are clear and tender, approximately 5 minutes. Add the sliced mushroom caps, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until they have released their liquid and are just starting to brown. Add the brandy or Cognac, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until the alcohol has mostly evaporated. Add a teaspoon of salt to the mixture and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, and stir again to combine. Add mushroom mixture to the cream sauce, and set aside.
  • Combine the bread crumbs, parsley and Gruyère in a large bowl, stir to combine, then moisten the mixture with the olive oil, stirring again to combine.
  • Use last tablespoon of butter to grease 6 1 1/2-cup gratin dishes. Divide the scallops evenly among them and top with equal amounts of the cream and mushroom sauce. Top each gratin dish with a handful or two of the bread-crumb mixture. Place dishes on a sheet tray, cover gently with foil or plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to a day.
  • When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 400. Remove cover from sheet tray, and place in the oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned and bubbling and the scallops are cooked through.

Nutrition Facts : @context http, Calories 768, UnsaturatedFat 21 grams, Carbohydrate 42 grams, Fat 50 grams, Fiber 3 grams, Protein 35 grams, SaturatedFat 25 grams, Sodium 1072 milligrams, Sugar 8 grams, TransFat 1 gram


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Coquilles St.-Jacques - I will always associate the smell of this dish with my first imaginings of France - and with the imminent arrival of guests. My mother made it for special occasions only. I remember being terrifically impressed that she served it in scallop shells.

Categories     Cheese     Mushroom     Broil     Dinner     Scallop     White Wine

Yield Makes 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 14

1 3/4 cups water
3/4 cup dry white wine
1 small onion, chopped
Bouquet garni (see Mom's Tip)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 pound very fresh scallops
8 ounces mushrooms, washed and chopped
6 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup heavy cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper
N/A freshly ground pepper
Bread crumbs
Grated Swiss or Gruyère cheese


  • 1. Heat the water, wine, onion, bouquet garni, and lemon juice to a boil in a saucepan. Add the scallops, cover, and simmer on very low heat until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove the scallops with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • 2. Add the mushrooms to the scallop poaching liquid and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Strain, discarding the bouquet garni and reserving the liquid and mushrooms separately.
  • 3. Cut the scallops into 1/2-inch-thick slices. If too long, cut in half horizontally.
  • 4. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan and whisk in the flour. Do not let it get dark. Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of the scallop liquid and mix until blended. Over very low heat, blend the flour mixture into the scallop liquid. Add the cream and simmer and stir until blended and thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the scallops and mushrooms, and stir.
  • 5. Fill 6 scallop shells or shallow 6-inch ramekins almost to the top with the scallop mixture. Dust the top lightly with bread crumbs and sprinkle with the grated cheese. (If you're not ready to serve the scallops, cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate.)
  • 6. Preheat the broiler. Broil the scallops until the mixture bubbles and the cheese melts and turns golden brown.


Coquilles Saint-Jacques a La Parisienne image

This recipe is from "The Cooking of Provincial France" from the Time-Life "Foods of the World" series of books from the late 60s/ early 70s. My mother had the whole series and I remember poring over those books endlessly as she would cook from them. This particular volume was authored by M.F.K. Fisher, nonetheless! My mom used to make this all the time when I was a kid, and I still love it to this day. I have also posted the "Provencale" version of Coquilles Saint-Jacques, which does not use cream or cheese. Gruyere is a very good type of Swiss cheese. If you can't find it just use the best Swiss you can find.

Provided by xtine

Categories     European

Time 50m

Yield 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 18

1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cups dry white wine
3 small shallots, sliced
3 celery tops, with leaves cut tops into 2 inch pieces
4 fresh parsley sprigs
1 bay leaf
10 peppercorns
2 lbs whole bay scallops or 2 lbs sea scallops, cut into 1/2 inch slices
3/4 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
4 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup milk
2 egg yolks
1/4-1/2 cup heavy cream
1/8-1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup gruyere cheese, grated


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a heavy 3 to 4 quart saucepan, bring the stock, wine, shallots, celery, parsley, bay leaf and peppercorns to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat, and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • Strain this court bouillon through a sieve into a 10 to 12 inch enameled or stainless-steel skillet. Add the scallops and mushrooms, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the scallops and mushrooms to a large mixing bowl. Quickly boil the remaining court bouillon down to one cup.
  • In a 2 to 3 quart enameled or stainless-steel saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. When the foam subsides, lift the pan from the heat and stir in the flour. Return to low heat and cook, stirring constantly, for a minute or two. Do not let this roux brown.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and slowly pour in the reduced poaching liquid (the remaining court bouillon) and the milk, whisking constantly. Then return to hight heat and cook, stirring the sauce with a whisk. When it thickens and comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer slowly for 1 minute.
  • Mix the egg yolks and 1/4 cup of cream together in a small bowl, and stir into it 2 tablespoons of the hot sauce. Add 2 more tablespoons of the hot sauce, then whisk the now-heated egg yolk-and-cream mixture back into the remaining sauce in the pan.
  • Over medium heat bring the sauce to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and season with lemon juice, salt and pepper. The sauce should coat a spoon fairly thickly; if it is too thick, thin it with more cream.
  • Pour 2/3 of the sauce parisienne over the scallops and mushrooms and stir together gently.
  • Butter six scallop shells or shallow 4 inch ramekins and set on a baking sheet or in a broiler pan, and spoon the scallop mixture into them.
  • Top each portion with the remaining sauce and a sprinkle of the gruyere cheese.
  • Bake the scallops in the top third of the oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until the sauce begins to bubble, then slide them under a hot broiler for 30 seconds to brown the tops if desired. Serve at once.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 402.8, Fat 17.4, SaturatedFat 9.5, Cholesterol 157.9, Sodium 815.5, Carbohydrate 17.4, Fiber 0.8, Sugar 2.5, Protein 33.1


Seafood Coquille St. Jacques image

Pronounced (co-key-saint-jock) is a delicious appetizer or main course. It's easy to make and is simply a white sauce infused with seafood. You can add lobster or crab; serve in individual baking dishes or on a real scallop shell (sold in gourmet shops). It's fun and so good!

Provided by Gingerbee

Categories     Canadian

Time 27m

Yield 8 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 15

1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 minced shallot
1/2 cup sherry wine or 1/2 cup white wine
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons chopped parsley (fine)
1 lb bay scallop
1 lb shrimp
1/2 package grated swiss cheese
1/2 cup breadcrumbs


  • On stovetop melt 1/4 cup butter.
  • Add flour, mustard, salt and pepper.
  • Stir to bring together, slowly add milk.
  • Cook slow approximately 10 minutes to thickened.
  • Add parmesean cheese.
  • Continue cooking till smooth and flour has absorbed all the milk. It will be like velvet.
  • In another pan, saute shallots in butter and sherry, wine or brandy.
  • Add seafood, parsley and barely cook 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add to sauce.
  • Fill shells with mixture, top with cheese and breadcrumb and sprinkle paprika for color.
  • Bake in 400 degree oven just until cheese melts and crumbs brown.
  • Serve at once.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 330.2, Fat 16.6, SaturatedFat 9.7, Cholesterol 127.2, Sodium 1115.2, Carbohydrate 14, Fiber 0.5, Sugar 3.6, Protein 20.5

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Web May 12, 2009 Add the 3/8 cups of flour and boil gently for 1 minute. Slowly add the 3 cups of liquid and cook until smooth and thickened, stirring constantly. Add salt …
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Web 1 cup coarse sea salt (or as needed, for baking sheet) 2 cups mashed potatoes 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped directions With the rack positioned about 6-inch …
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