Scallops au gratin


Scallops au gratin
Scallops rapidly pan-fried, then arranged in shells on a bed of finely chopped leeks, topped with a bechamel sauce and browned in the oven.
29K 9 4.6
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Last modified on: January 13th 2019

Keywords for this recipe:ScallopsShellsBechamel sauceGratinLeeks

For 4 scallops, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 2 scallops 4 scallops 8 scallops 12 scallops

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44 min.23 min.1 hour 7 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
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Prepare 2 leeks and cut into 1.5 inch (4 cm) lengths.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Cut these chunks lengthways into a fine julienne.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Prepare and finely chop 1 shallot.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Pour 3 tablespoons olive oil into a frying pan on medium heat. When good and hot add the chopped shallot and cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Add the leek julienne, mix well, then cover and cook for 2 or 3 minutes.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Salt and pepper after cooking.

Transfer to a plate.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Rinse and dry 8 scallops.

Slice each scallop in half horizontally.

Stage 8 - 4 min.
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Pour 3 tablespoons olive oil into the same pan on high heat. When really hot, add the scallops.

Lightly brown for just 1 minute or 2 maximum on each side.

Preheat the oven to 410°F (210°C).

Stage 9 - 4 min.
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Sit each shell on a dessert ring and arrange these on a baking sheet, protected with a sheet of aluminium foil.

Stage 10 - 4 min.
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Put a bed of leeks into each shell.

Stage 11 - 4 min.
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Sit 4 half-scallops in each shell.

Stage 12 - 4 min.
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Pour the bechamel sauce over.

Stage 13 - 1 min.
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Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top.

Stage 14 - 15 min.
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Bake for about 15 minutes, keeping an eye on the colour.

If necessary, finish briefly under the grill to brown the tops nicely.

Stage 15
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Serve without delay.

Remarks

You can use a Mornay sauce instead of the bechamel (a bechamel sauce with cheese), or simply scatter a little grated cheese over before adding the breadcrumbs.

Keeping:

Should be eaten immediately.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,020 Kcal or 8,457 Kj68 gr142 gr131 gr
101 %26 %13 %20 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
169 Kcal or 708 Kj6 gr12 gr11 gr
8 %2 %1 %2 %
Per scallops
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
505 Kcal or 2,114 Kj17 gr36 gr33 gr
25 %7 %3 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Harvest Gratin, Asparagus and spinach gratin, Potato and broccoli gratin, Italian style gratin, Spinach on toast with bechamel, ... All
BreadcrumbsBreadcrumbs: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets", Fish in a seed crust, Wiener Schnitzel, Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese, Crunchy little pieces of fish, ... All
ScallopsScallops: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pan-fried scallops and chanterelles with Noilly Prat sauce, Scallops with cabbage julienne, Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan, Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon, Scallop and leek pancakes, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Purple artichokes in a cheesy gratin, Pea risotto "mantecare", Moussaka, Chicken Brussels pie, Vol-au-vent, ... All

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