Coquilles St Jacques Recipe

Coquilles St Jacques Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

50 g/2 oz/1 cup fresh breadcrumbs

50 g/2 oz/0.25 cup butter or margarine

12 scallops
2 shallots, chopped
15 ml/1 tbsp plain (all-purpose) flour

150 ml/0.25 pt dry white wine
150 ml/0.25 pt double (heavy) cream

5 ml/1 tsp cayenne
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method :

Spread half the breadcrumbs on the base of a greased ovenproof dish. Melt half the butter or margarine and fry (saute) the scallops gently for a few minutes until just colored, then lay them in the dish. Fry the shallots until soft, then transfer them to the dish. Stir the flour into the pan and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the wine and cream, bring to the boil and season to taste with the cayenne and salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes, stirring, until the sauce thickens, then pour it over the scallops and top with the remaining breadcrumbs. Dot with the remaining butter or margarine and bake in a preheated oven at 190C/375F/gas mark 5 for 20 minutes until golden on top.

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