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.
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Last modified on: January 13th 2019

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For 4 scallops, you will need:

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

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

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

Set aside.

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

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

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Scallops au gratin
Salt and pepper after cooking.

Transfer to a plate.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Scallops au gratin
Rinse and dry 8 scallops.

Slice each scallop in half horizontally.

Stage 8 - 4 min.
Scallops au gratin
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
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
Put a bed of leeks into each shell.

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

Stage 12 - 4 min.
Scallops au gratin
Pour the bechamel sauce over.

Stage 13 - 1 min.
Scallops au gratin
Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top.

Stage 14 - 15 min.
Scallops au gratin
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
Serve without delay.
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.
Should be eaten immediately.
Home made.
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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten, Sourdough
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 scallops : 7.55 €
  • Per scallops : 1.89 €

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