Coquilles St. Jacques

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Jan. 24, 2012


Bay scallops/Sea scallops 1 Pound
Mushrooms 1/2 Pound , washed and sliced
Dry white wine 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Bay leaf 1/2
Parsley sprigs 2
Onion 1/2 Small , chopped
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Ground pepper 1/8 Teaspoon
For sauce
Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
All purpose flour 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Milk 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Heavy cream 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Egg yolks 2 , slightly beaten
Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Dry bread crumbs 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (packaged)
Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon , melted
Grated parmesan cheese 6 Tablespoon



1. Wash and dry the scallops. Cut them in quarter pieces.

2. In large skillet mix wine, scallops, mushrooms parsley,bay leaf, onion, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

3. Place the pan on heat and cook. Simmer for 5 minutes.

4. Strain excess stock. Keep it aside.

5. In a bowl reserve scallops and mushrooms.

6. In large heavy saucepan add 3 tablespoons of butter and melt it.

7. Remove pan from heat. Add flour, pepper and salt. Mix well.

8. Place the pan on heat and heat again for 5 minutes.

9. Stir in 1 cup reserved stock. Boil the mixture and cook till the mixture thickens. Keep stirring in between to prevent the ingredients from sticking.

10. In a bowl, add cream to egg yolks. Mix.

11. Add little hot sauce and mix well. Pour the rest of the sauce and stir well.

12. Cook for 1- 2 minutes stirring in between.

13. Add mushrooms, scallops and lemon juice after moving it away from heat. Stir well.

14. In six (4-inch) round baking dishes pour in the mixture slowly.

15. Toss the crumbs in melted butter. Sprinkle parmesan cheese as toppings.

16. Place baking dishes on cookie sheet. Brown well.


17. Serve Coquilles St. Jacques immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 571Calories from Fat 289

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 33 g50.8%

Saturated Fat 18 g90%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1088 mg45.33%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 42 g84%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet