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Coquilles St. Jacques

Serves 2

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Ingredients

••  8 large scallops rinsed and drained  ••  2 shallots finely chopped 

••  1 garlic clove crushed  ••  1 tbsp butter  ••  1 lemon  ••  sea salt to taste  

••  2-3 tbsp white wine  ••  sprig of fresh rosemary 

1 bay leaf  ••  few sprigs of finely chopped chive  ••  1-2 tbsp crème fraîche 

•• 1 tsp Dijon mustard  ••  1/4 bouquet of freshly chopped parsley to garnish 

•• rice and boiled potatoes ••

 •• scallop shells from the poissonnière (aka fish monger or seafood merchant) ••

Preparation

Begin by preparing the rice, rinsing the scallops and setting aside. •• In a small-medium size sauté pan, add the shallots, garlic and butter. •• Cook over a low heat for approximately 15 minutes. •• Once golden brown, remove from the pan and set aside. •• Déglacer the same sauté pan with the juice squeezed from half of a fresh lemon, a pinch of sea salt and 2-3 tbsp of white wine. •• Let it reduce until it slightly thickens. •• Add a sprig of rosemary, bay leaf, chive and the onion mixture back into the sauté pan. •• Let it thicken but not to a paste consistency, leaving some liquid to be absorbed by the rice. •• Add a tbsp or 2 of créme fraîche and a tsp of Dijon mustard. •• In a separate sauté pan, on high heat, cook the scallops until slightly browned, while squeezing another half fresh lemon over the scallops as they cook. •• Add a tbsp of butter and some sea salt while slowly moving the pan about. •• Using tongs and a spurtle, gently flip the scallops once only. •• Remove from the heat and add the scallops to the sauce pan. •• Stir gently to coat. •• Serve over a bed of rice and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.

•• Bon Appétit ••

 

 

 

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Originally posted on Le Menu Maison:
On your next trip to the farmers’ market in search of the freshest and finest organic ingredients, take the bike!!  Oh and don’t forget your basket and bungies for the ride home. Bonjour, Bikes, Baskets and Bungies…scenes from the French farmers market in Fontainebleau.  Who said shopping can’t be…

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