Cooking-ez.com

1,010 easy and fully explained recipes, with 12,324 photos and 77 videos

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.
4,5314.8/5 for 6 ratings
Grade this recipe:

Last modified on: January 13th 2019

For 4 scallops, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
PreparationCookingStart to finish
44 min.23 min.1 hour 7 min.
Keeping:
Should be eaten immediately.
At what time?
  • When will I finish if I start the recipe at a certain time?
    When should I start for the recipe to be ready at a certain time?
Work this out...

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Scallops au gratin : Photo of step #1
Prepare 2 leeks and cut into 1.5 inch (4 cm) lengths.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Scallops au gratin : Photo of step #2
Cut these chunks lengthways into a fine julienne.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Scallops au gratin : Photo of step #3
Prepare and finely chop 1 shallot.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Scallops au gratin : Photo of step #4
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.
Scallops au gratin : Photo of step #5
Add the leek julienne, mix well, then cover and cook for 2 or 3 minutes.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Scallops au gratin : Photo of step #6
Salt and pepper after cooking.

Transfer to a plate.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Scallops au gratin : Photo of step #7
Rinse and dry 8 scallops.

Slice each scallop in half horizontally.

Stage 8 - 4 min.
Scallops au gratin : Photo of step #8
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.
Scallops au gratin : Photo of step #9
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.
Scallops au gratin : Photo of step #10
Put a bed of leeks into each shell.

Stage 11 - 4 min.
Scallops au gratin : Photo of step #11
Sit 4 half-scallops in each shell.

Stage 12 - 4 min.
Scallops au gratin : Photo of step #12
Pour the bechamel sauce over.

Stage 13 - 1 min.
Scallops au gratin : Photo of step #13
Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top.

Stage 14 - 15 min.
Scallops au gratin : Photo of step #14
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
Scallops au gratin : Photo of step #15
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.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

Note : These prices are only approximate

Change currency:

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: Ham "friand" pie, Spinach Mornay, Spinach on toast with bechamel, Gratin slices with spinach, Endives , ... All
BreadcrumbsBreadcrumbs: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Curried tuna cubes, French toast "cordon bleu", Sesame fried scampi, Wiener Schnitzel, Fish in a seed crust, ... All
ScallopsScallops: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Warm scallop and cabbage salad, Normandy seafood stew, Scallops with fondue of leeks, Scallop and leek pancakes, Pan-fried scallops and chanterelles with Noilly Prat sauce, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cretan-style salmon , Artichokes with beef, Genoese croque-monsieur, French-style peas, Vegetable clafoutis, ... All

News list of cooking-ez.com

Sign up to receive the latest recipes (next batch due to be sent on 2019-06-30)

I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your email with anyone else.

Post your comment or question

You are welcome, if you wish, to comment on this recipe: why you like it or not, what you have changed, what results it gave, point out a mistake or omission, etc. You can also ask a question. I answer all questions (in a broken English, sorry) unless someone else does it before me.
Please feel free to say what you think, I'm always very interested in your opinion. Your comment will appear on line with the recipe, so please write in standard readable English, not SIM or only in CAPITALS, otherwise your comment may be rejected.

Please look at advice for submitting a comment or image (what you should or should not do). By the way, don't type your e-mail address in the comment, otherwise you might be spammed.

I am not a leaving thing

Follow this recipe

If you are interested in this recipe, you can "follow" it, by entering your email address here. You will then receive a notification immediately each time the recipe is modified or a new comment is added. Please note that you will need to confirm this following.
I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your email with anyone else.
Alternatively: you can subscribe to the mailing list of cooling-ez.com , you will receive a e-mail for each new recipe published on the site.

Back to top of page