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Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Scallops with Mushrooms and Cream

April 13, 2016
By Capt. Dick May , Pine Island Eagle


1 Carrot, sliced thinly

1 Tbsp shallots or scallions, chopped

1/4 C water


1/4 C white wine

4-6 Mushrooms, sliced thinly

1 lb Scallops

1 Tbsp butter

1 Tbsp flour

1/2 C heavy cream

How to:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and butter four individual gratin dishes

2. In sauce pan, combine carrot, shallots, water and a little salt and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.

3. Add wine and return to simmer.

4. Add mushrooms and poach for 2 minutes.

5. Add scallops and poach for 1-2 minutes more.

6. Drain, reserving liquid.

7. Return liquid to sauce pan and reduce to half by rapidly boiling. Set aside.

8. In another sauce pan, melt butter, stir in flour and cook for 30 seconds. Add reduced liquid and the cream and stir over low heat until smooth and thickened, about 3 minutes.

9. Arrange scallops and vegetables in dishes. Pour sauce on top and bake for 5 minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Serves 4 as a first course

(From Williams-Sonoma Cookbook)

Capt. Dick May is the owner of Easy Rider Charters in Bokeelia. He can be reached at 239-283-3247 or "Capt. Dick's Seafood & Southern Country Cooking" (a new cookbook) can be ordered at Go to Cookbooks then to Food and Wine category. Type in "Capt. Dick's Seafood and Southern Country Cooking" and click. A picture of the cookbook, price and info for ordering will be displayed.



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